Imagine this: When Anthem Blue Cross of California denies you coverage because of your preexisting condition, it not only gets to shun you as a customer, but it still gets to take your money.
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times explains this scenario in his column this past week, unveiling the irony exposing the practice as a potential conflict of interest.
He makes yet another case for deep, comprehensive reform of health care in America, which allows insurance companies such as Anthem Blue Cross to profit coming and going.
And here’s how Lazarus closes his column –with a conclusion one can hardly disagree with:
“When it comes to healthcare, there’s apparently no limit to how absurd things can get.”