SPOTLIGHT: Insurers denying coverage to women who have c-sections

Of late, when health plans issue individual coverage, they've become more aggressive than ever in screening for potentially costly pre-existing conditions. Lately, it's become increasingly common for such insurers to deny women individual coverage if they've given birth via caesarean section. The logic is that they're more likely to have a c-section in the future, a procedure that costs about $2,700 more than a non-surgical birth. Article