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Health insurance companies getting desperate?

AP:

Insurers offer to stop charging sick people more
For the first time, the health insurance industry is offering to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to sick people.

Insurers are trying to head off creation of a government insurance plan that would compete with them.

What next? Not denying coverage to people who've already paid for it?

Of course, single payer is even more threatening to them, so you'd think the administration would be pushing that, if only to get a better deal for the American people by shoving the Overton Window left, but n-o-o-o-o-o.

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Submitted by Ga6th on

my insurance company called me and said that I was being charged more because of less people buying insurance. If you can't get "well" people to buy your insurance then I guess you don't look at selling to "sick" people as such a bad thing anymore.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

depend upon it, it is just an announcement and they won't follow through. Still, it shows that they are getting nervous.

Submitted by jawbone on

Sick Around the World.

My TV listing says in NYC metro area will be on tonight, but Frontline website says Sick Around America will be on March 31st. "FRONTLINE travels the country examining the nation's broken health care system and exploring the need for a fundamental overhaul."

Tonight, per website, is Inside the Meltdown.

So, check local listings! I just checked Ch 13 and its site says it's the financial meltdown program.

All of the federal government’s efforts to stem the tide in the financial meltdown that began with the subprime mortgage crisis have added hundreds of billions of dollars to our national debt. FRONTLINE reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new Obama administration, and on the growing chorus on both sides of the aisle that without fiscal reform, the United States government may face a debt crisis of its own which makes the current financial situation pale in comparison. Through interviews with leading experts and insiders in government finance, the film investigates the causes and potential outcomes of—and possible solutions to—America’s $10 trillion debt.

Well, would have made sense to rebroadcast Sick Around the World close to airing Sick Around America, but, whatever....

But, there's more! You can still watch Sick Around The World on your PC!