Infuriating Incentives

This Los Angeles Times story by Lisa Girion is getting justified attention around the blogosphere (from Weintraub to Hagey to Rosen to Holt) and around the country (I just got off the phone with someone from New York who saw the article).

It reveals the scandalous practice that Health Net actually paid *bonuses* for retroactively denying people. If nothing else, it raises why we allow insurers to deny people based on “pre-existing conditions” in the first place.

The link has a “Related Stories” archive of many past Girion articles that lay out a convincing case against the individual market, the way insurers do business, and the insurance industry itself.

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