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Consumer group says loopholes in healthcare overhaul could hurt the public

Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2010
A consumer group called for the Obama administration and Congress to address 10 potential glitches in the new healthcare overhaul law, saying loopholes could leave millions of people with reduced health benefits or higher insurance costs. In a letter to President Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Santa Monica, CA-based Consumer Watchdog said the legislation fails to limit how much insurers can charge for coverage. Obama had proposed greater federal oversight of insurance rates, but the idea failed to survive congressional negotiations regarding the final healthcare reform law.