State to hold down health insurance costs for old people

Senior government officials are trying to finalise a plan to hold down the cost of health insurance for older people in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling which struck down the risk equalisation system.

15th November, 2008

Senior government officials are trying to finalise a plan to hold down the cost of health insurance for older people in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling which struck down the risk equalisation system.

Following the court ruling, there are fears of a significant hike in the cost of health insurance for older people. To combat this, the government is believed to be examining a tax measure that would effectively make it less profitable...

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