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Woman with beach ball-sized tumor turned away from four hospitals for lack of insurance

A Georgia woman says four hospitals turned her away before one agreed to remove a massive and painful tumor. Doris Lewis said she lost her insurance coverage when her husband died several years ago, reported WSB-TV. But the 59-year-old said she never felt a sense of urgency to obtain new…

HHS: Health reform to provide coverage for 13 million uninsured women

Data released Thursday by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed that 13 million uninsured women will gain coverage by 2016 thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Even though millions more women will have insurance coverage, an estimated 14.7 million women will remain uninsured. In addition, insurance…

I still don’t have a great feeling about this

Yesterday, Ezra posted the Obama administration’s eight point checklist for what health care reform should do for you. And here they are. See if you can spot what’s missing. * No Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history. *…

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