Insurers on the Internet…

Hat tip to the FiLife blog for trying to explain, “Why Health Insurers Want To Read Your Facebook Page.”

It’s Horizon BlueCross BlueShield in New Jersey trying to find justification for denial of care. They are trying to determine if the eating disorder of the patients are biological or otherwise (the standard for coverage in NJ), and were seeking any posts on Facebook, MySpace, or E-mail that they could use as rationale for denying coverage.

In the new world of E-health, consumer and privacy protections become as important as ever.

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