They had to eliminate "price discrimination."
Someone paying more to receive more is price discrimination? Really? Someone please tell me why people should have to pay for coverage they will never use, like men paying for maternity/prenatal coverage.
From a similar article: (cute, how Sebelius throws in those "might" and "slight" descriptors, even after all the reports lately. Nothing slight about what's coming, and no mights or maybes about it.)
The law, also known as "Obamacare," eliminates discriminatory market practices that have imposed higher rates on women and people with medical conditions.
It also limits how much insurers can charge older people. But while the changes are expected to lower costs for women, older beneficiaries and the sick, men and younger, healthier people will likely see higher rates as insurers try to hedge against continued risks.
"Women are going to see some lower costs, some men are going to see some higher costs. It's sort of a one to one shift ... some of the older customers may see a slight decline, and some of the younger ones are going to see a slight increase."
Insurance premiums could rise for some with individual plans, she said, as Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enhances the level of coverage and either eliminates or reduces the rate of price discrimination against people who are older, female or have preexisting medical conditions.