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Fight over healthcare premiums heats up

Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2010

With the future of the health overhaul uncertain, the insurance industry finds itself in a delicate position: Insurers see little relief in sight to contain sharply rising healthcare costs that they had hoped federal legislation would help bring under control. They also face pressures from Wall Street to deliver returns to investors, while critics shine a spotlight on unaffordable premiums and coverage denials to the sick, the Wall Street Journal reports.