MUTUAL OF OMAHA: Suit Alleges Bias Against AIDS Patients
Two Chicago men filed suit Wednesday against Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., accusing the insurer of discrimination against persons with AIDS. According to the Chicago Tribune, the suit alleges that Mutual of Omaha "caps benefits for those with AIDS at either $25,000 or $100,000, depending on the policy." According to the suit, benefits for other medical conditions are covered "up to a lifetime maximum of $1 million and more." The lower caps for AIDS coverage, the suit says, mean that AIDS patients can be quickly left "without insurance to pay for life-sustaining medical care" (1/22).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.