WellPoint computer algorithm targeted women with cancer for cancelation.

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  1. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63L2LS20100422

    Exclusive: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients

    The women paid their premiums on time. Before they fell ill, neither had any problems with their insurance. Initially, they believed their policies had been canceled by mistake.

    They had no idea that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that automatically targeted them and every other policyholder recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The software triggered an immediate fraud investigation, as the company searched for some pretext to drop their policies, according to government regulators and investigators.