Gov. Ed Rendell has launched an investigation into the state's nine largest health insurance companies to help find out what's behind recent rate hikes for small businesses.
Gee Ed, here's a clue.
Claims . . .
Some insurance companies are using tools, including questionnaires, to find out if small-business employees have pre-existing health conditions.
Then those businesses are charged higher premiums.
Golly, and some (actually all) banks are using things like credit scores before making a loan. Those with scores below the Mendoza line are actually charged higher rates and fees.
I suppose if you can't cut it in the real world you become a politician where intelligence and common sense are not required skill sets.