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Amanda Terkel

The Ghosts Of Health Care Deals Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deals that the White House cut with major industries during the health care debate are threatening to come back to haunt the adminis...

About the Foreign Cash in the Chamber's Campaign Stash

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Imagine for a moment if a group like the right-wing reviled though now defunct community group ACORN had been caught receiving money from Middle Eastern corporations in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Insurance Companies Abandon Sick Children And Lie About It - Mike Huckabee Says That's OK

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The latest announcement by the insurance companies that they won't cover kids is immoral, and to blame their appalling behavior on the new law is patently dishonest.

No Time to 'Wait and See' on Health Law

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

Even if the new law works as planned, at least 23 million people will remain uninsured at 2019. So "universal health care" remains a dream deferred.

Peaceful Revolution: Stay Vigilant: Health Reform Battles Lie Ahead

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Lesley

Obama has announced that, beginning this September, health insurance plans will no longer be allowed to deny coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. Done, right? Well, not so fast.

Jason Linkins

Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Tossed From AHIP Conference, Returns As Batman (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, our own Sam Stein reported that a crew from "The Daily Show" was out at the Ritz Carlton hotel, interviewing attendees of last week's AHIP ...

Ask the Chamber of Commerce: Why Is Too Much Not Enough?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?

Insurance Industry's Final Ad Blitz: Don't Blame Us For Your High Costs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama makes his final push to get health care reform through Congress, he is "seizing on a report showing that market concentration for h...

Why I'm Breaking the Law for Health Care

John Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cavanagh

The stakes are undeniably high: Just listen to the stories of people in your own communities who were denied coverage by their insurers. Tomorrow, a hundred of us are willing to go to jail over the issue.

The Coming Battle of the Ritz Carlton

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Insurance executives are not here to negotiate or to shape legislation. They are here to stop health care reform dead in its tracks. They will not be "convinced" to allow health care reform to pass the Congress.

The Greed Olympics: Banks and Insurers Battle for the Gold

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

As the Greed Olympics heats up, it is time for Americans to stop being spectators. The President and Congress shouldn't be the only ones judging the competition and handing out the medals.

Coakley or No Coakley, Health "Reform" Won't Die

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

Even if Coakley loses, I think the Senate's version of reform is still alive and kicking. That's because one or two Republicans will peel lose and vote for cloture after all.

The Public Option is Dead as a Doornail

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The public option epitaph was written months ago during the more than two dozen secret meetings that Obama and his aides had with the insurance industry and pharmaceutical bigwigs.

Krugman: Insurance Industry's Hatchet Job, So Bad That It Might Be Good

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past, the insurance industry's power has been a major barrier to health-care reform. Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous "Harry an...

By Revealing Their True Colors, Insurers Eliminate Any Reason to Compromise With Them

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

The insurers have demonstrated that there is no reason any more to cultivate their support. That being the case, Congress has a new chance to do the job right.

Sam Stein

Weiner: AHIP Report Makes Strongest Case In Weeks For Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most high-profile progressives in the House of Representatives argued on Monday that a new insurance lobby report disparaging the Senate's ...

AHIP Reacts Unhappily To Reid Remarks

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Soon after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced today that health care reform legislation taking shape in the Senate would include a p...

Humana: Profits Over People

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Whoever picked the name "Humana" for the health insurance giant had a great sense of humor. Had the marketing genius in charge of picking a name for the corporation been more honest, he would have called it "Profita."

Punishing the Health Insurance Cartel for Extortion and Fraud

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If there was any lingering doubt about the ethical bankruptcy of the health care cartel, we now have incontrovertible evidence in the form of a new report commissioned by the health insurance lobby.

Max Baucus Has Only Himself To Blame

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have little sympathy for Baucus at this point, when he complains that his adversaries have had time to put out a report attacking his bill. Because there is one reason that they've had all that time.

Ryan Grim

Insurance Industry Antitrust Fight Headed To Conference Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The insurance industry successfully fought off a Senate threat to revoke its antitrust exemption as part of health care reform, but the issue lives to...

Arthur Delaney

AHIP: Health Care Reform's Ultimate Frenemy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For months now, the lobbyists for America's Health Insurance Plans have been publicly expressing support for the Democratic health-care reform bill --...

Jason Linkins

CNN To Disclose Castellanos's Health Care Industry Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A day after Media Matters revealed that Alex Castellanos' consulting firm is connected to the recent anti-health care reform advertising blitz from America's Health Insurance Plans, CNN has announced that they will disclose Castellanos' ties to the health care industry in future appearances.

Insurers Royally Played Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The insurers hustled, conned and lied to Obama. They cynically played upon his political naiveté about them. Worse, they didn't even try to mask their play of him.

AHIP and Insurance Companies Funding Chamber of Commerce Attack Ads

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

The insurance companies not only lied about their support for reform (as we've known all along), but lacked the courage of their convictions to put their money into their opposition publicly.