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Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
Modern Healthcare

Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s healthcare overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate cost-control with bias. Some state regulators, however, say there’s reason to be concerned about policies that shift costs to patients and narrow their choices of hospitals and doctors.