Individual Policyholders See Few Coverage Alternatives
Across the country, people with individual health insurance policies are facing rising premium costs and few coverage alternatives. Some consumers are opting for higher deductibles or forgoing medical care in an effort to reduce their financial obligations. Observers say increased federal regulation of insurers could offer relief for such policyholders.
- "Consumers Who Buy Individual Health Policies Feel Trapped" (Helfand, Los Angeles Times, 2/20).