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White House fires back at insurers

October 9, 2018
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Supporters of President Barack Obama’s drive to remake health care are pushing back against a report from the insurance industry warning of hefty new costs for consumers from the latest bill. (MSNBC — 13 October, 2009)
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The insurance industry escalates its criticism of the Senate health care bill, charging it would shift costs to privately insured people and raise the price of a typical policy. (MSNBC — 13 October, 2009)
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The pivotal Senate Finance Committee is poised to approve sweeping legislation Tuesday requiring nearly all Americans to purchase insurance and ushering in a host of other changes to the nation’s $2.5 trillion medical system. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the case is growing stronger for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies, contending recent attacks from the industry should dispel any doubts. (MSNBC — 16 October, 2009)
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Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine said her vote to move health care legislation to the floor was no guarantee that she would support a final measure. (New York Times — 14 October, 2009)
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The report released by the lobbying organization Americas Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, was dismissed by experts as a hatchet job, but it may have led to a better bill. (New York Times — 17 October, 2009)
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Republican says she has concerns about legislation but maintaining status quo would make nation’s health-care problems worse, not better. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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In a radio address marked by sharp attacks, President Obama threatened to strip the health care industry of its longstanding exemption from federal anti-trust laws. (New York Times — 21 hours ago)
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Attacks on the leading Democratic reform plan by the insurance lobby left little doubt that the White House and America’s insurance companies have abandoned any real hope of compromise. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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