Lisa Girion in the LA Times kicks butt and takes names, exposing the individual insurance market for the fake gong-show that it is. She found a member of the LA insurance commission rejected by all three major health insurers in the state because of asthma. Of course THCB readers got my own extremely personal perspective on this process last year when one insurer totally rejected me, while another gave me the best underwritten rate—while both were looking at the same information! That’s even better proof that the current system is a lottery.
We need one pool.