New York Offers Lessons for Enacting Health Care Reform
The health insurance system in New York state could provide key lessons as insurance companies work to comply with the health reform law's requirement that insurers offer coverage to people regardless of any pre-existing conditions. New York instituted a similar requirement in 1993, but residents have dropped out of health plans and premiums have increased in recent years. TheÂ reform law attempts to avoid New York's experience by requiring everyone to have insurance.
- "New York Offers Costly Lessons on Insurance" (Hartocollis, New York Times, 4/17).