6 Shocking Denials From Health Insurance Companies

Health InsuranceWith the approval of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance has been all over the news.

And it's not all good things. Health insurance companies routinely deny upward of 20% of the applications they receive for coverage, according to recent data.

Sure, not every claim holds water, but every once in a while, we come across stories of rejected claims that give us pause.

These instances of denied coverage and abuse by insurance providers will shock you: One father's applications for health insurance were denied because he donated a kidney to save his daughter's life, while a four-month-old baby was rejected for being "obese."

So what do you think? These denials caused media storms, but were they justified?

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  • sjdemo

    doesn’t really surprise me. insurance companies make me sick.

    • I think insurance companies are scapegoated fairly often. People are unwilling to pay a fair price for their premiums. In addition, hospitals and private providers are extremely greedy. Then, on top of all of that, the government allows insurance companies to go “for profit”. One reason they allow this is because of the increased tax revenues the government receives when insurance companies make more money. And the insurance company then has to pay taxes on the land they utilize to do business. There are tons of players here and tons of fault/blame to go around.