Publication Date: June 2008
Publisher: Families USA
Author(s): Cheryl Fish-Parcham; Ella Hushagen
Research Area: Health
Keywords: health insurance; individual health insurance; private health insurance
Laws protecting consumers purchasing health coverage in the individual market vary across the country. In many states, insurance companies can deny coverage, raise premiums significantly, refuse to cover treatment for certain conditions, and even revoke the coverage of policyholders who have been paying premiums for years.