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Insurance industry under fire for ‘discrimination’ against sick

By Caitlin Bronson, August 18, 2014

More than 300 patient advocacy groups took to pen and paper this week to tell Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell health insurers are discriminating against the sick, despite the goals of the Affordable Care Act.

Insurer tactics, which the industry defends as legitimate cost control measures, are “highly discriminatory against patients with chronic health conditions and may…violate the [law’s] nondiscrimination provisions,” the letters stress.

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