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.