My Other Pre-Existing Condition: Unstable Insurance

Writing for Kaiser Health News, Randy Dotinga tells his personal story of seeking health coverage on the individual insurance market: "I'd like to start a long-term relationship with a health plan, but all I've had are flings -- seven insurers in the last 13 years. Is it something I said? Nope, it's something I am: a self-employed, 45-year-old single guy with a heart that beats funny" (Dotinga, 10/28). Read the story.

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