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Healthcare insurers get upper hand

Los Angeles Times, August 24, 2009
Lashed by liberals and threatened with more government regulation, the insurance industry nevertheless rallied its lobbying and grassroots resources so successfully in the early stages of the healthcare overhaul deliberations that it is poised to reap a financial windfall. The half-dozen leading overhaul proposals circulating in Congress would require all citizens to have health insurance, which would guarantee insurers tens of millions of new customers.