• elyzabeth

    I just saw this on NOW’s website”


     “The bill also permits gender-rating, the practice of charging women higher premiums simply because they are women. Some are under the mistaken impression that gender-rating has been prohibited, but that is only true in the individual and small-group markets. Larger group plans (more than 100 employees) sold through the exchanges will be permitted to discriminate against women — having an especially harmful impact in workplaces where women predominate.

    We know why those gender- and age-rating provisions are in the bill: because insurers insisted on them, as they will generate billions of dollars in profits for the companies. Such discriminatory rating must be completely eliminated”



    This bill is a major improvement over the status quo, and I realize this may be a case of “letting the perfect be the enemy of the good,” but the Dems really could have pushed harder on a couple of the provisions. 

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