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You knew it was just a matter of time. The big insurance companies are now publicly on the warpath against key components of health care reform after months of public assurances that they supported the bulk of Preisdent Obama’s proposals.
The insurance industry released a bogus study this week claiming that premiums would skyrocket under the versions of reform legislation currently before Congress.
The massive battalion of lobbyists for the health care industrial complex is stepping up its efforts too.
If you are wondering why the lobbyists have so much influence with members of Congress, check out the LittleSis database of ex-congressional staffers who now patrol the halls of the Capitol for insurance companies and other health care industries.