Pelosi Statement on UnitedHealthcare's Announcement to Implement Federal Rescission Reforms Early

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to UnitedHealthcare's announcement today that it would implement rescission reforms in the health care bill ahead of schedule:

"Today, UnitedHealthcare became the second major health insurer to take action even sooner than the law requires to end the shameful practice of dropping people's health coverage when they get sick.

"This decision marks another step forward in our effort to implement health insurance reform effectively and quickly, and ensure that the health care system works to the benefit of all Americans. All insurers should end this practice immediately.

"This announcement is further evidence that congressional Republicans who are calling for repeal are out of touch because they are against ending abuses by insurance companies that even the companies themselves are beginning to address.

"With the health insurance reform now law, no longer will corporate interests stand in the way of the best interests of patients and the best care our doctors can provide."

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House