Politics & Government

March 29, 2009 8:06 AM

How insurers secretly blacklist millions with common ailments

Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones? You'll automatically be denied coverage. Rheumatoid arthritis? Automatic denial. Severe acne? Probably denied. Most people know insurance companies won't insure people for pre-existing conditions. But usually confidential documents on the insurance companies' own Web sites reveal the startlingly lengthy list of common ailments that will get you an automatic denial.

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