Bourhis continues his strong commitment to justice by successfully taking on the
insurance industry and criminal fraud in this compelling case study. He makes
it clear that we need to do much more to end the shameful abuses of the current
system and guarantee honorable insurance coverage for every American." -
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
"What has happened to Joan Hangarter
- and so many others like her - is a grave injustice
. Readers of this book
should urge their congressional representatives to force the big insurance companies
to honor their obligations just as the holders of those policies honor theirs."
John Garamendi, Insurance Commissioner, State of California
Bourhis has taken the compelling personal stories of four people who were wrongly
denied disability benefits and woven them into an account showing how insurance
corporations' fraudulent behavior has run unchecked and ruined the lives of ordinary,
honest Americans. The book shows how we may think we are protected but are, in
fact, at the mercy of companies who only care about their bottom line.
federal regulation of everything from our waterways to banking to the use of offensive
vocabulary on the radio, the government is actually prevented by law from enacting
any insurance consumer protections. This book will strike a chord for all who
care about how the checks and balances we count on can, and do, fail us at times
when we need them the most.'
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
documented, hilarious, and insightful. A seething indictment of the out-of-control
insurance industry and its friends in Congress and on the U.S. Supreme Court who
have given it a green light to defraud Americans."
Amy Bach Executive
Director, United Policyholders.