Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Families USA report gives Pennsylvania a failing grade in protecting consumers in the individual health insurance market. The report found that Pennsylvania, among other things does not protect against "cherry picking". A process where health insurance providers pick only the healthiest consumers. The report also found that Pennsylvania has no limits on how much insurers can increase premiums based on an individuals health status.The report looked at all 50 states and found that most states do not do enough to protect consumers from unfair treatment.