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U.S. News launches health insurance rankings

U.S. News & World Report, October 4, 2012

A first-ever U.S News analysis of nearly 6,000 health insurance plans marketed to individuals and families reveals that many of the consumers who enroll in these plans may confront budget-wrecking out-of-pocket costs that deplete their savings. Large numbers of plans severely limit coverage for such services as prescription drugs, maternity coverage, mental health treatment, and rehabilitation therapy. U.S. News spent several months working with data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. but does not rate or rank plans against each other.