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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.

2 Comments


  1. AdamL

    October 13, 2009 at 11:25 am

    At least PricewaterhouseCoopers is now admitting that the study was skewed b/c it only took into account four items from the Senate Finance Bill per the insurance industry directive.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/accounting-firm-admits-cost-savings-left-out-of-report-prepared-for-ahip-report.php?ref=fpb

  2. Alex

    October 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I think the health insurance companies are over playing their hand.
    My BCBSNC went up that much with out health care reform this year. They are planning to make it more expensive next year with out help from anyone.

    This is great spin. Blame the government for what you as private business planned to do any way. Without a Public Option it is Christmas for the companies like BCBSNC.

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