Clip File: Healthcare bills could jeopardize states' consumer protection laws

"Healthcare overhaul bills working their way through Congress could jeopardize laws in California and other states that require insurers to pay for treatments such as AIDS testing, second surgical opinions and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer patients.

"What's more, the federal legislation could make it virtually impossible for states to enforce other consumer protection laws, such as the right to appeal if an insurer denies coverage for a particular treatment."

The rest of the story: Healthcare bills could jeopardize states' consumer protection laws by Lisa Girion (Los Angeles Times 2009-11-16)

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