By Jessica Elgot, December 16, 2010
One of the country's leading health insurers is refusing to accept new customers who live in some areas with large Jewish populations, for "commercial reasons".
Last week, James Green, 29, a commercial property manager from Hendon, north London, attempted to buy health cover from Simply Health but had both a Golders Green and a Hendon address turned down.
The father of three said: "My family and I are all ill with some kind of flu virus. So I decided to get a quote for private medical insurance. A private broker wanted £120 a month for my family, so I called Simply Health.