THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

A cautionary tale in healthcare reform

Reporting from Washington – Spurred by heart-wrenching stories of sick people denied health coverage, the state of New York did what many of President Obama’s critics say he should do now — it passed a relatively simple law requiring insurers to accept all applicants.

Other states have taken similar steps, making narrowly targeted changes instead of trying to overhaul their whole healthcare systems.

But two decades later, New York’s experience offers a cautionary tale: Making isolated changes to the complex medical insurance system can have unwelcome consequences.

Read more: LA Times

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February 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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