Nothing really new here, but a nice piece from Lisa Girion in the LA Times about how because of the haste of insurers to avoid association groups and insure the young healthies, said groups are going into death spirals. And of course being kicked out by their plans if they can possibly figure out a reason in the fine print to do so. Today’s bete noir is Blue Shield of California which is kicking out the Association of Realtors on a technicality, but they’re obviously all at it.
Which of course means that if you’re in one of those association groups and yours get terminated and you’re sick, you’re screwed. I thank my lucky stars that when this happened to me, I was able to fool one plan into thinking that I’m healthy enough to be worth having. So far, one year later I have no claims, so they’re up!