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"… alth researcher for AARP, which lobbies about drug prices and profits from insurance sold under its name. “They are extremely well funded and extremely effec …"

"… rers such as Aetna have long been major players in state lobbying, because insurance is largely regulated at the state level. So is alcohol. As a result,& …"

"… ened when drug companies asked North Dakota legislators in 2015 to require insurance companies to cover costlier chemotherapy pills at the same rate they cover …"

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"… his former chief of staff, set up a lobbying firm that worked on behalf of insurance companies involved in the privatization of Kansas' Medicaid system. "Ther …"

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"… g more, not less, for their coverage. A new study on the effect of health insurance market consolidation and dominance published earlier this month should be …"

"… yson’s going-away gift when WellPoint and Anthem merged. California’s insurance commissioner at the time, John Garamendi, now a congressman, blocked the a …"

"… President Barack Obama’s desk. This time around, California’s current insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, seems to be taking a similarly dim view of the A …"

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"… Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act. …"

"… to be made next year. Despite that decrease, the fears by Republicans and insurance company executives that the reductions would lead to a steady decline in M …"

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"… able Care Act. …"

"… responsibility. The strategy that emerged in the early 2000s was what the insurance industry called consumer driven health plans — CDHPs for short. The …"

"… ubstantial sum from their wallets for medical care every year before their insurance coverage kicks in.   In some ways at least, CDHPs are about less ins …"

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"… He made no mention of the fact that what he really had in mind was putting insurance companies back in the middle of that relationship.   Stutts, who unt …"

"… of last week, this former up-and-comer, whose bill would once again allow insurance companies to decide when a mother and her newborn would have to leave the …"

"… a backlash against what was perceived to be inappropriate interference by insurance companies in the patient-physician relationship.    In the earl …"

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"… the game.” That was the phrase that many of my former colleagues in the insurance industry and I began using in the early 2000s as a way to deflect attentio …"

"… to begin shifting more and more of the cost of health care — and health insurance — to their customers. That meant that sick policyholders in particular w …"

"… ubtedly has contributed to a very troubling phenomenon: people with health insurance who are no longer getting the care they need because they don’t have eno …"

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"… he Affordable Care Act. …"

"… necessary to “keep insurers honest.” Getting rid of a government-run insurance option was the industry’s top objective during the health care reform de …"

"… was elected. He said on July 18, 2009, “Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange—a one-stop-shopping marketplace where you can compare the benef …"

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"… cially—are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies. Among those who apparently have not yet benefited much at all, …"

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"… en-cited criticism of the law is that it requires most of us to buy health insurance. The so-called “individual mandate” is especially despised by today’ …"

"… hile almost everybody likes the part of the law that makes it unlawful for insurance companies to refuse to sell coverage to anyone who wants to buy it, that p …"

"… n that state’s lawmakers passed legislation several years ago to require insurance companies to offer policies to every legal resident of the state, the cost …"

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"… concept in providing health care benefits to its employees that eliminates insurance companies as middlemen. What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift i …"

"… re currently structured. But the large corporations dominating the health insurance landscape bear little resemblance to the companies they were when they fir …"

"… willing to bet that in a few years, they will not be providing our health insurance coverage — at least in the way they do now. Instead, they will have tran …"

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"… ere are many Americans who are beginning to question the contributions big insurance companies make to our health care system. And I’m not just talking about …"

"… le man.” News out of Seattle this summer undoubtedly has caused the big insurance CEOs to lose more than a bit of sleep. Boeing, the world’s largest aeros …"

"… gest employers, announced that it has decided to forego the services of an insurance company and to contract directly with two of the Northwest’s largest hos …"

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"… , which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums. The ads are a part of a multi-pronged, multimillion dollar camp …"

"… s residents to vote against Proposition 45, which would give the state’s insurance regulators the ability to reject health insurance rate increases they deem …"

"… would give the state’s insurance regulators the ability to reject health insurance rate increases they deem excessive. But while a number of business and he …"

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"… eir health insurance payments. …"

"… een benefiting since Congress enacted reforms in 2010 that changed the way insurance companies operate. Among the practices I brought to the panel’s attenti …"

"… ed to explore the issue further. After examining years of reports filed by insurance companies, the committee found that, as Rockefeller said Wednesday, “man …"

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"… detailing what the group claimed was a questionable deal Senn made with an insurance company in her former role as the Washington state insurance commissioner. …"

"… made with an insurance company in her former role as the Washington state insurance commissioner. “I turned on the TV and saw those ads on every single cha …"

"… ptember primary. The implication that she had a cozy relationship with the insurance industry was ridiculous, she said. Ralph Nader had once praised her as the …"

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"… dly, not at all shocked. It was just the most recent example of how health insurance bureaucrats insert themselves between patients and their doctors, all too …"

"… a health-care nightmare. His case is an example of what can happen when an insurance company decided to question the administration of care provided by doctors …"

"… d to be denied coverage. He assumed that because he paid the premiums, his insurance company would be there for him if he ever had an emergency. Faraci filed …"

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"… know I always will be. Over the course of a two-decade career as a health insurance executive, I spent hours and hours implementing my industry’s ongoing pr …"

"… ial governments to create the country’s publicly funded universal health insurance system — known as Medicare — our lawmakers in Washington were establis …"

"… s poor. Ever since, most of the rest of us have had to deal with private insurance companies and pay whatever they felt like charging us for coverage. Canadi …"

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"… ce major costs because of the change: securities and investment firms, and insurance companies. In the process, Wagner has distinguished herself as a fundraise …"

"… office. Among the major donors: Goldman Sachs, Oppenheimer Funds and three insurance trade groups. The consumer bureau is particularly reviled by banks and ot …"

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"… news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so good news is that beca …"

"… s have to be vigilant to make sure our medical claims get paid and that an insurance bureaucrat miles from where we live doesn’t succeed in denying coverage …"

"… CPR found after analyzing several years of data compiled by California’s insurance department that patients won about half of the appeals they filed with sta …"

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"… mbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on hea …"

"… erican donors, AHIP put together a three-ring binder of talking points for insurance company executives  to use in speeches and media interviews. The con …"

"… o satisfy shareholders’ profit expectations created a situation in which insurance companies refused to sell coverage to people who’ve been sick in the pas …"

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"… its later this year, that initiative just might pass. …"

"… hat, there will “undoubtedly be remarkable price increases” for health insurance sold through the Obamacare-created exchanges, I remembered the outrage his …"

"… are Act, which contained numerous consumer protections and regulations the insurance industry hated. Just before news of WellPoint’s proposed rate increase …"

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"… ealthcare Leadership Council, a coalition that encompasses executives from insurance companies, drug and medical device makers, biotech firms and hospitals. I …"

"… w because I participated in many meetings of the HLC during my years as an insurance industry executive. The campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt — or FU …"

"… aking shape. But let’s first go back to the spring of 2007. Both health insurance premiums and the number of uninsured Americans were continuing to skyrocke …"

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"… others who helped write the law had made it simpler for people to get the insurance protection they need. The reform law made many of the insurance industry …"

"… o get the insurance protection they need. The reform law made many of the insurance industry’s most despised practices illegal, like refusing to offer cover …"

"… ompare one plan with another. It also established federal and state health insurance “exchanges” to make shopping for coverage more convenient and less str …"

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"… nrollment ends on March 31, if you want to get coverage through the health insurance marketplace and avoid having to pay a penalty, you should log on sooner ra …"

"… te to do. Lawmakers who wrote the Affordable Care Act fell for the health insurance industry’s insistence that Americans want “choice and competition.” …"

"… or of the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation, knows more about health insurance than most of us. She spent quite a bit of time last fall on the Colorado e …"

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"… mit for any health plan offered on the state and federally operated health insurance exchanges is $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. While tha …"

"… ureau — it still represents a significant improvement. Prior to the ACA, insurance companies were able to sell policies that had no out-of-pocket maximums. I …"

"… ressed concern that while the ACA will reduce the number of people without insurance, it might increase the number of people who are under-insured. That …"

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"… ial interest groups supporting such legislation: groups  representing insurance agents and brokers, who, of course, charge for their services. They view t …"

"… e the conduct of those working on behalf of the (federally operated health insurance exchange) is preempted,” wrote U.S. District Judge Ortie Smith. Ironica …"

"… to jointly operate an exchange. Missouri has opted not to be in the health insurance exchange business. Having made the choice to leave the operation of the ex …"

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"… ge,” the alternative to traditional Medicare that is operated by private insurance companies. The real sponsor of the ads is the real tenant of 601 Pennsylv …"

"… g and PR outfits in the nation’s capital. As I noted last week, several insurance companies make a boatload of money by participating in the Medicare Advant …"

"… And there was this thinly veiled threat in the POLITICO story from “an insurance industry source familiar with the campaign:” “If CMS doesn’t keep M …"

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"… wn as the Medicare Advantage program. …"

"… s by conservatives that Obamacare will actually result in a bailout of big insurance companies. Under the headline, “Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping …"

"… it potential initial losses of insurers selling policies on the new health insurance exchanges. I reminded the FOX producer that Republicans have been support …"

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"… t even more crowded. And that’s because more Americans will finally have insurance.  Reform advocates have long suggested that getting folks out of the …"

"… costly care from hospitals’ emergency rooms. ‘Those of us with health insurance are also paying a hidden and growing tax for those without it — about $1 …"

"… a bit of twisted logic in that paragraph. It is true that those of us with insurance pay considerably more for it because those who don’t have it often can …"

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