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Obama launches attack on health insurance companies

Washington Post, March 9, 2010

President Obama and his health secretary staged a two-pronged attack in a stern letter to health insurance chief executives and a speech in which the president castigated insurance companies 22 times. "How much higher do premiums have to rise," he asked, "before we do something about it?" The messages are part of a strategy to increase the pace and the populist appeal of their rhetoric against the health insurance industry, the Washington Post reports.