Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants anyone suffering from diabetes, asthma, cancer, genetic disorders, and other pre-existing medical conditions to know something: it’s your fault.
His view of pre-existing conditions was captured on video while he spoke to the Republican Women’s Club in Evans:
“But say you’re going along and you have a wreck. And it’s your fault. Well, a pre-existing condition would be you then calling up your insurance agent and saying, ‘I would like to get collision insurance coverage on my car.’ And your insurance agent says, ‘Well, you never had that before. Why would you want it now?’ And you say, ‘Well, I just had a wreck, it was my fault and I want the insurance company to pay to repair my car.’ And that’s the exact same thing on pre-existing insurance.”
Commissioner Hudgens thinks insurance companies that make billions in profits every year should be allowed to refuse coverage to you and your family if you get sick.
He thinks it is more important for him to protect his allies in the insurance industry than to stand up for Georgia families.
This is a ridiculous position. [Read more...]