7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discriminated Against HIV Patients – NPR

Has anyone looked into whether it could have happened here on the Peninsula? The study only looked into seven states, none of the Washington.

The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights allege.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/18/498427561/7-insurers-alleged-to-have-discrimated-against-hiv-patients

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