The Brawler was deeply amused (though admittedly late in reporting it) that Paul Ryan is portraying Assurant as a potential victim in a reformed health care system.
From his questioning of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee staff director last week:
Ryan: In 2013, let's take Assurant, a large employer in Milwaukee - 800 of which live in the district I represent - Assurant is a big, individual market insurer. After 2013, Assurant can no longer enroll people in their individual market plans. Is that correct?
Charlie Sykes calls this "an inconvenient truth." Actually the biggest inconvenent truth is that the GOP better start looking for better corporate victims because Assurant sucks. Just ask google! They are good at denying claims, though the occasional multimillion dollar settlementcan result from that.
From Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal:
"This settlement sends a message that we will pursue and punish health insurers who betray our citizens with deceptive and dishonest use of technical excuses and ruses," Blumenthal said. "We will continue the fight for additional restitution to anyone treated unfairly and denied coverage illegally. At our urging, the legislature has closed gaps in our law that permitted misuse of supposed pre-existing conditions as a reason to reject coverage requests. This remedy for Assurant's wrongdoing should assure that it never happens again."
Assurant, the accidental hostile witness against the status quo.
Just in: Assurant due for a rescission of its own?