Whenever someone asks me why we need health care reform so badly, I share with them the story of recission, a practice in which insurance companies dump a policy just when the person really needs it because of a technicality. It's but another example of how health insurance does not equal health care in this country, and it illustrates what happens when an industry like health insurance becomes a for-profit business.
The following link is must-read for everyone. Regardless of whether you want reform or not, you have to read this, and understand just how broken our current system is.
Sadly, that's only one symptom of the problem. Still, any reform bill that ultimately makes its way to President Obama's desk has to have something to make this practice illegal. Recission makes sense when cases of legitimate fraud are unearthed, but most of the time, that's not the case.
We deserve quality and affordable health care ... and it's becoming clearer by the day our health insurance companies aren't giving it to us.