In a highly significant move, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has endorsed guaranteed coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions--as long as federal authorities require everyone to have health coverage. The AHIP says that it decided to endorse guaranteed coverage after it made a nationwide "listening" tour. The goal is to "ensure that no one is left out of the healthcare system because of their age, income or employment status."
A bold goal, but some critics of mandated health coverage are afraid that it will only encourage more of these requirements, which they say essentially levies fines to make certain that for-profit insurers get enough business.
To learn more about the endorsement:
- read this Modern Healthcare piece