Aug 3

Law shouldn’t prohibit helping others

by Charlotte Rasmussen, The Chippewa Herald

At our core, Americans are a giving people. We look out for our neighbors and as anyone who has seen the recent outpouring of crowdsourced fundraising can tell you, we even look out for strangers.

Unfortunately, though, some of the most vulnerable among us can be targeted because of the help others are willing to give them.

 Currently, there is a national push by some health insurance companies to prohibit charities from helping pay premiums for those who are sick. This “third-party payment ban” results in some that are very sick and have little means to make an income losing their insurance and being forced onto government programs.
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