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McCarran-ShieldThe insurance industry shot itself in the foot once again with the clumsy release of a study claiming that the Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill will end up raising premiums for all. While many of the points made in the survey are sound, its poor delivery has galvanized the industry’s critics into a lynch mob.

The study, done on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (http://bit.ly/1PKPHL), has blown up in the industry’s face. The backfire might leave health insurers worse off than they were prior to the report’s release, providing ammunition to those who insist a public option is the only way to truly reform this shell game of an insurance system.


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