Think you've got health insurance? Rescission could leave you broke and sick


Karen Knee's insurance problems began with her 2005 New Year's resolution: addressing her nagging health concerns. First on her list was to get those little benign cysts on her scalp removed. Blue Cross pre-approved the procedure, and it went off without a hitch -- at first.

But then the insurer retroactively canceled her policy, claiming that Knee (at right), of Orange County, Calif., had failed to disclose a pre-existing condition, and saddled her with a $30,000 medical bill.

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