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Obama wields analysis of insurers in health battle

New York Times, March 8, 2010

To bolster the case for an overhaul of the healthcare system, the Obama administration is seizing on a new analysis by Goldman Sachs, the New York investment bank, recommending that investors buy shares in two big insurance companies, the UnitedHealth Group and Cigna, because insurance rates are up sharply and competition is down. White House officials said that the Goldman Sachs analysis would be a "centerpiece" of their closing argument in the push for major healthcare legislation, the New York Times reports.