Lately I've known a lot of people dealing with cancer. Whether it's my friends whose parents have died. Whether it's actually people in my age group who are dealing with it. There's a lot of very visible support cancer patients get from the larger community in this country: ribbons to be worn, walks to be undertaken etc.
But historically if a cancer patient actually made it through they found themselves hard pressed to find a health insurance carrier to cover them...even for the non-cancer-relatedtype stuff.
According to Henry over at InsureBlog, that may be changing.
It's not like the carriers are suddenly getting altruistic; it's just that I guess they finally had to acknowledge that the statistical outcome for cancer patients these days is a lot different (i.e. a lot better) than it used to be.
Henry's message is that people who have survived cancer shouldn't assume they are uninsurable, that they should look into insurance.