Experts: Even With Reform, Health Care Insurers Will Likely Discriminate

12/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David S. Hilzenrath The Washington Post

Any health-care overhaul that Congress and President Obama enact is likely to have as its centerpiece a fundamental reform: Insurers would not be allowed to reject individuals or charge them higher premiums based on their medical history.

But simply banning medical discrimination would not necessarily remove it from the equation, economists and health-care analysts say.

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