The California Department of Managed Health Care did a good thing. It brokered a deal with Health Net and Kaiser to reinstate health insurance policies to 1,200 people whose policies were rescinded by the insurance companies. The State is trying to reach a similar deal with PacifiCare, Blue Shield, and my favorite, Anthem Blue Cross. (By the way, adding Anthem to their name does not change the humor to the YouTube video.)
In a nutshell, these people had policies cancelled when they started to run up large medical bills. The insurance companies would dig through to find some technicality to use to cancel coverage. The DMHC determined this was not proper underwriting. Health Net, in fact, agreed to a fine, but admitted no wrongdoing. (For once, wouldn’t it be nice for someone to actually admit wrong doing a la Charles Barkley.)
This is good news for people who have had policies cancelled.