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Health Insurers Prefer ‘Profits Over People’

Major health insurance providers Aetna, WellPoint and UnitedHealth reported huge earnings this quarter, up significantly from the same quarter last year, all while the number of people actually receiving coverage for care is steadily decreasing.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 READ MORE


Health Insurance Executive Defends Rate Hikes Before Congress

Wow, times are really tough for health insurance companies! Take WellPoint Inc., for example, the big insurer that owns Anthem Blue Cross, which is planning double-digit rate hikes in California. WellPoint President Angela Braly explained to a House subcommittee Wednesday ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 READ MORE

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A Brave New Baucus Bill Primer

As this commentary from the vigilant videographers over at Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films outfit points out, Sen. Max Baucus’ health care reform bill definitely would serve the interests of at least some interested parties—namely, the health insurance companies themselves.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009 READ MORE

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