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Nearly one in six online health insurance shoppers are 'uninsurable'

Wall Street Journal (blog), October 10, 2008

A number of health reformers call for insurance tax credits that people could use to shop for individual health policies on the open market. Competition and freedom of choice would help the health system, the thinking goes. But findings from a survey of individual insurance shoppers show that 15% of people looking for insurance online were deemed "uninsurable" for standard coverage by most insurance carriers.