We need a massive health reform effort, complete with 1,000 pages of federal legislation, because insurance companies cancel policies when people get sick. This happens all the time.


Well, it’s a powerful story, but it doesn’t happen all the time. In fact, “recissions,” as they are technically called, usually happen because the person with insurance lied on the application. At least that’s what the insurance companies say.

The recent work of a Congressional committee found that recissions do take place — at a rate of 4 out of 1,000 policies, at most.

Our own John Graham has written about recissions. See, for example, herehere and here.

Cross-posted from State House Call.


Related Articles:

Acton Lecture Series: 'Excuse Me Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism'

Why Can’t Tesla Sell Cars in Michigan?

Forbes publishes Vernuccio op-ed on minimum wage protests

Detroit Taking Drastic Actions to Curb Students Missing School

$1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

ChoosingCharters.com Highlights Power of School Choice in Michigan

Share More …