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7 Dem Senators dragging feet on health care reform

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that the president did not believe the public option had the votes to pass the Senate even through reconciliation. It was, not surprisingly, not included in the president’s final bill. … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies purging sickest customers to enhance profits

One way health insurance companies can afford million dollar salaries for their executives is to get rid of their sickest insurance holders. trying to maximize profits by purging its sickest customers while spending millions on exorbitant salaries and retreats for … Continue reading

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WellPoint cuts employee healthcare benefits

WellPoint health insurance company, which has encouraged its employees to lobby against health care reform, is now cutting their benefits. The insurance giant plans to raise deductibles and premiums for some of its employee health benefits. “Like many employers in … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO seeks investigation of health care insurance premiums

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday urged some state insurance commissioners to investigate how the costs of insurers’ lobbying to defeat health-insurance reform are affecting premiums. “We believe that health insurance providers’ lobbying expenditures have led to excessive rate hikes,” … Continue reading

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Senator Enzi’s ties to health insurance industry

Max Baucus [VoteSmart] [OpenSecrets] isn’t the only senator who may be taking his health care cues from insurance companies. WellPoint Inc., recently revealed to have influenced Baucus’s health care framework, also has notable ties to Gang of Six Senator Mike … Continue reading

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Nevadans Demonstrate for Health Care Reform; Wellpoint fights back

Photo: Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun Demonstrators, who gathered at the intersection of Fort Apache and Russell roads in Las Vegas, want healthcare reform. But Wellpoint, a major critic of a government-run health insurance plan, will have … Continue reading

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