Back in 2006, a congressional committee took up the issue to forever change that exclusion, that being assaulted by a spouse was a pre-existing medical condition, but it failed to move out of the committee on a tie vote, with 10 for it and 10 against. Two of those who defeated the more-than-logical adjustment to health insurance were Tennessee senators Lamar Alexander and Dr. Bill Frist.
Protecting insurance companies and blaming victims for being assaulted - will that be a slogan on Sen. Alexander's next run for office?
After all, since the average cost of premiums for an family in America, tops $13,000 a year, maybe the family should save their money, separate and live in single apartments and gather only under the supervision of armed guards. Perhaps marriage itself, or even just living together should likewise be viewed as a pre-existing condition which promotes assault.
Since 1991, the cost of premiums for health insurance for a family have risen 131%.
Perhaps marriage itself, or even just living together should likewise be viewed as a pre-existing condition which promotes assault.