Fewer professional associations offer health plans

Apr 3, 2007

According to the L.A. Times, insurance options are getting scarcer for the self-employed. A recent article states,

"Health plans offered by professional associations were once havens for millions of people who couldn't get coverage anywhere else. But as medical costs have soared, groups representing professions as varied as law and golf have been forced to stop offering the benefit or been dropped by insurers."

Those in California who have lost coverage or are at risk include lawyers and real estate agents. Are you part of a professional association that allows you to buy health insurance? Have you been part of a group whose coverage was cancelled? Share your thoughts in the comments.