Should Domestic Violence be considered a "pre-existing condition"?

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    Shocking, isn't it?
     
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    I can see the reasoning here. If you are in a violent relationship and continue to stay with the abuser and end up in the hospital time and time again for abuse related injuries, at what point are you bearing as much responsibility for your situation as the person inflicting the violence on you and why should the insurance company have to keep paying for it?

    Take note that I am not saying that is necessarily how I feel, just that I can understand that argument being made.
     
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    I actually remember posting something about this a few months ago.
     
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    I must not have read it.

    That's because I only read my own posts.
     
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    I posted this yesterday and people said they couldn't believe it. it has been like this forever. health insurance companies are the most immoral and unethical group of companies in the country. their own demise will be their fault.
     
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    I can see the reasoning as well.

    And just like with MOST preexisting conditions (like cancer, diabetes, birth defects) it is not necessarily the beneficiary's fault that they have them...they were just dealt a bad break.

    However, this would be the only situation that I could think of where the beneficiary would be penalized because they were the victim of a CRIME.
     

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