Writing at the Wonk Room today, Elizabeth Edwards, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, points out that the individual market for health care — as advocated by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — would discriminate against women. Edwards explains that health care insurers “‘rate-up’ my insurance bill for not only my status as a breast cancer patient, but also my gender,” noting that women are forced to pay more for health insurance:
The point is that the insurers have given us just another example about how the individual market is fundamentally broken. Embracing it as the solution to our health crisis – as the McCain plan proposes to – will only make matters worse.
Read her full post at the Wonk Room.