Ensuring A Discrimination-Free Health Insurance System
After two open enrollment periods for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans with preexisting conditions now have access to health care coverage – many for the first time. One of the law’s most popular provisions is the ban on preexisting condition exclusions and denials.
But while ending preexisting condition exclusions is a major step towards ending discrimination in health care, the job is not done. Insurers still have an incentive to discriminate, and some insurers are continuing to do so by making medications for those with chronic health conditions unaffordableâ€¦
This article was written by Douglas Jacobs and Robert Restuccia. It originally appeared in Health Affairs Blog. To see the full story, click here.