Like that is news to anyone. An insurance company canceling coverage for cancer.

First there was Yenny Hsu, who lived and worked in Los Angeles. Later, Robin Beaton, a registered nurse from Texas. And then, most recently, there was Patricia Relling, a successful art gallery owner and interior designer from Louisville, Kentucky.

The women all paid their premiums on time. Before they fell ill, none had any problems with their insurance. Initially, they believed their policies had been canceled by mistake.

That tens of thousands of Americans lost their health insurance shortly after being diagnosed with life-threatening, expensive medical conditions has been well documented by law enforcement agencies, state regulators and a congressional committee. Insurance companies have used the practice, known as “rescission,” for years. And a congressional committee last year said WellPoint was one of the worst offenders.

Insurance companies only ‘provide’ medical care for the healthy. There’s no reason, we guess, to provide medical care for the sick or dying.

You do have the right to medical care. You have the right to get what you’ve paid for when buying insurance.

Corporations do not have any natural rights, feelings of compassion, or humanity. Only people have rights, compassion, and humanity.

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