Consumers shopping for health coverage in new online marketplaces may scratch their heads when they come to a handful of plans in Virginia: Why do some cost more than $1,800 a month? The reason: Those premiums reflect an add-on benefit for a type of costly surgery for obesity which makes them up to six times more expensive than plans without such coverage.
Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some plans
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.