Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 24th, 1996
The nonscientific survey of 300 underwriters found that 18 percent of carriers specifically cite domestic violence as a reason to deny coverage, and 31 percent will use evidence of domestic violence as a risk factor if it shows up in medical records, although they do not ask specifically for disclosure.
The practice is legal in New Mexico, although anti-abuse advocates said they are trying to change that. They expressed concern that it may reverse a...
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