POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Patients Can Still Be Denied Treatment Under Health Care Bills

By requiring insurers to cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions, healthcare reform will make it more difficult for insurers to control their costs, or "bend the cost curve," by avoiding sick people.

That leaves insurers with the other big cost-containment tool: turning down requests to cover treatments.

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