Restrictions May Apply

This American Life, episode 386: Fine Print. (still available for download through end of week)

Act 3: Restrictions May Apply. For all the bullshitting politicians and insurance co lobbyists who say “no, no, we don’t need reform to health care, no no, slow down, no no, it’s fine as it is,” take a listen.

Ira goes to one of the nation’s great manufacturers of fine print: the U.S.Congress. He reports on a recent House subcommittee hearing on a practice in the health insurance industry—buried in that industry’s own fine print—called rescission. (14 minutes)