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Effort to assist older voters may raise costs for the young

Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2009

A provision in the House healthcare bill would limit how much insurers can vary premiums based on the age of the person buying the policy. The narrower the range, the lower the premiums for older people, a help to those who currently pay some of the highest rates for insurance and often need coverage the most. But such a limitation tends to raise premiums for younger people, who are sometimes reluctant to buy coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports.