Insurers offer to soften a key rate-setting policy
The health insurance industry announced that it is willing to end the practice of charging higher premiums to sick people if Congress adopted a comprehensive plan requiring all Americans to carry insurance. Insurers remain staunchly opposed to creation of a government-run health insurance plan, but the industry's willingness to change its rate-setting practices could make it easier for Congress to reach a consensus on legislation to overhaul healthcare.
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