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My utter hatred for insurance companies has been increasing recently for many reasons both personal and political, but the information I found out today takes my hatred to a totally new level. Apparently some insurance companies consider domestic violence a pre-existing condition and use it to deny coverage.

Under the cold logic of the insurance industry, it makes perfect sense: If you are in a marriage with someone who has beaten you in the past, you’re more likely to get beaten again than the average person and are therefore more expensive to insure.

This may be the most disgusting thing I have ever heard. The fact that an insurance company could deny health care to a woman who has been severely abused is a horrifically cruel punishment. It also makes me wonder if we can truly say that women’s rights have been advanced if there are 8 states that still allow this practice.

Click here to tell Congress that this is revolting and unacceptable.

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