The House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its investigations subcommittee have summoned the chief executives of WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Humana Inc. and Aetna to testify about medical claims denied for individuals with preexisting conditions as well as recent rate hikes.
The lawmakers have written letters to the CEOS of the four largest insurance companies, asking these companies to provide information about claim denials for policyholders with preexisting conditions and refusing coverage for potential customers with medical conditions. Congress also wants the insurers to list their average premiums and average increases, information about the companies’ maternity care coverage in the individual market, and information to justify rate increases.
The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Levin and Perconti are members of the American Association for Justice and will remain on top of these issues. Our Illinois personal injury attorneys constantly work to protect not only their clients’ rights to healthcare, but the right of all America’s patients to healthcare.