New York an Insurance Lab on Skyrocketing Rates

New York’s insurance system has been a working laboratory for the core provision of the new federal health care law — insurance even for those who are already sick and facing huge medical bills — and an expensive lesson in unplanned consequences. Full Story »

Posted by Oliver Jones - via New York Times (Most Emailed), New York Times (New York/Region), Ish Harshawat (t), Patrick McDermott (t)

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Oliver Jones
4.6
by Oliver Jones - Apr. 18, 2010

This piece gives good background on one big problem with insurance-based universal health care, the so-called "adverse selection death spiral." The piece could have, but didn't, contrast the Massachusetts plan. That plan contains provisions to overcome the adverse selection problem.

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