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Health Insurance / Claims Denials (Part II) #861512

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners statistics on individual health insurance policies cited. CBS News investigation introduced.

(Rocky Hill, Connecticut: Armen Keteyian) The treatment of claimants by individual health insurance companies examined; details given of a case study of a claim denied by Assurant Health and of the investigation of Assurant in 15 states. [Heart attack victim Todd SMITH - describes his health and the reaction of his insurance company.] [Connecticut attorney general Richard BLUMENTHAL - comments on Assurant creating the illusion of coverage.] [Former Assurant supervisor Diane WINKOWSKI†- says we kept looking for ways out of claims.]

Couric, Katie;
Keteyian, Armen

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