Think back on any number of stories of health insurance atrocities: the Texas man whose employer was allowed to slash his AIDS coverage as he was dying of the disease; the retiree whose "lifetime" insurance was suddenly canceled; the woman with advanced breast cancer unfairly denied coverage for the only treatment that might save her life. All these cases have one unexpected thing in common: the monumentally boring, complex, far-reaching law called ERISA.
Brown, Jesselyn Alicia
"ERISA and State Health Care Reform: Roadblock or Scapegoat?,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol13/iss2/6