Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good News

I'm up to page 80 (out of 2074) of the health care bill, and this is by far the best bit of news I've gotten to:
13 ‘‘(A) such rate shall vary with respect to
14 the particular plan or coverage involved only
15 by—
20 ‘‘(iii) age, except that such rate shall
21 not vary by more than 3 to 1 for adults

22 (consistent with section 2707(c)); and

The Senate Finance version of the bill that left Committee limited the age variation to 4:1, which would let insurance companies price anyone over 50 out of the market. The House version limits it to 2:1. The fact that the Senate has already shifted to 3:1 means that things are moving in the right direction.

On to page 81 ...

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