Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 27th, 1995
Victims of domestic violence told their stories by telephone March 14, 1995, to a panel of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which is drafting model legislation to prohibit insurers from discriminating against such victims.
One advocate, testifying in person, told the panel that the insurance refusals will discourage victims from reporting and documenting abuse. "If victims have to come forward at the risk of losing their insurance ... they won't come forward and we will be set back 25 years," said Terry Fromson of the Women's Law Project in...
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