WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to news reports that WellPoint is singling out breast cancer patients and dropping their coverage:
"WellPoint's practice of dropping anyone's coverage when they get sick – whether a woman with breast cancer or any other patient – is exactly the kind of insurance company abuse our new health care law prohibits.
"Soon every American can be secure knowing that their insurance companies cannot cancel their coverage because of an illness.
"And when Republican leaders call for repeal of the health reform law, they are endorsing a return to these abusive policies that have no place in our medical system."
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House