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The Section 1557 Regulation: What's Missing, and How We Can Include It
Health AffairsLink to more items from this source
Sept. 22, 2015

"[T]he rule is conspicuously silent about discrimination on the basis of health status.... The reticence to address 'price-based' discrimination likely stems from insurers historically charging different prices for medications and services. Insurers argue that this pricing structure allows them to encourage the use of more low-cost services and medications. However, this omission even has the potential to undermine the very forms of discrimination that the proposed Section 1557 regulation aims to protect against."

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