Kaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews writes: "For months, consumers have been warned that they have to buy health insurance by the end of open enrollment or remain uninsured until next year. But a little noticed provision of the health law may give some consumers another chance. Insurers that sell individual plans have to offer insurance to all comers during an annual open enrollment period, which this year ended for most people on March 31. However, the health law allows insurers to sell individual plans off the exchange outside the regular open enrollment if they wish to do so, as long as they don’t discriminate against people who are sick" (Andrews, 4/8). Read the column.
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