Let’s say you live in New Jersey and find a better insurance plan across the river in New York.  Sorry.  You’re out of luck.  But don’t worry, you’re told.  Your state insurance regulators are doing their job, upholding standards and protecting your interests.  Naturally, they can’t protect you in another state.  So you pay more.

This makes little sense.  You regularly cross the Hudson River for dinner on the town – and entrust your health to New York restaurant regulators.  You drive through a tunnel and count on highway safety as regulated by New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles.  But out-of-staters cannot buy insurance there.  Ask yourself this: Who are those law protecting?

Jonathan Bush doesn’t directly say it, but clearly these laws are protecting insurance companies…


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the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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