Domestic violence is a “pre-existing condition”?!

Incredibly disturbing news from the SEIU blog:

[I]n DC and nine other states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, insurance companies have gone too far, claiming that “domestic violence victim” is also a pre-existing condition.

For more information, read the National Women’s Law Center report, Nowhere to Turn: How the Individual Health Insurance Market Fails Women.
Related: A cartoon from Mikhaela Reid
UPDATE: In April, Arkansas prohibited insurance discrimination against DV survivors

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