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Booker, Wyden Demand Answers From Insurance Companies Using Racially Biased Software

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Booker, Wyden Demand Answers From Insurance Companies Using Racially Biased Software

Presidential hopeful Sen.

Cory Booker has written a letter to health insurance companies.

It wasn't a love letter.

Booker and Sen.

Ron Wyden (D-Or.) wrote to UnitedHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and Aetna.

According to Business Insider, they asked for information on how they prevent bias in health algorithms. A recent study found a commonly used algorithm favored treating white patients over sicker black ones.

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