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Posted by Carmen Balber
Washington, DC — Consumer Watchdog today warned the White House that the insurance industry is still intent on demolishing modest consumer protections in the health reform law, and outlined the most damaging industry demands in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter, noting that the chief industry lobbying group is hiring...
News Story
Posted by Mark Reback
'People aren't getting the care they need because they have to pay more out of pocket,' says the president of Consumer Watchdog. It's a good time to be a health insurer. Three of the biggest names in the insurance game reported rock-solid profits last week. Aetna said its third-quarter net income jumped 53% over the same period...
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Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Federal health reform ended some of the most outrageous practices of the health insurance industry. Insurers will no longer be able to cancel people’s coverage when they get sick and need it most, refuse to cover you because you’re not in perfect health, or sell you junk insurance that caps the amount they pay per illness, or per year...