adverse selection

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noun Insurance.

the process of singling out potential customers who are considered higher risks than the average.

Also called antiselection.
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Contemporary Examples of adverse selection

  • Second, fix the adverse-selection problem this causes by mandating that everyone get themselves some health insurance.

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    Who Needs a Public Option?

    Matthew Yglesias

    August 17, 2009