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Harry and Louise

Health Insurers Using Playbook Again to Protect Profits at Expense of Consumers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

About 35 states have given their insurance departments the legal power of prior approval of proposed health insurance rate changes. California is not among them, and advocates believe the state's residents are paying more for their health insurance coverage than necessary.

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.

Health Care and the Possibility of Change

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Seven months into the Obama presidency the GOP's biggest, and perhaps only, success has been drowning the optimism from earlier in the year in a pool of red baiting, misinformation, Nazi comparisons and intimidation.

"Louise" Always Wanted Healthcare Reform

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marlene H. Phillips

The new ads have a decidedly upbeat tone. In the first ad to be aired, Harry tells Louise: "Well, it looks we might finally get health care reform," to which Louise responds: "It's about time."

Harry And Louise Back On TV, Supporting Health Care Reform

AP/Huffington Post | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Harry and Louise are coming back to television screens across the country to talk about overhauling health care. This time, they've swi...

Banks Planning "Harry and Louise" Ads To Target Consumer Agency

The Stash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A knowledgeable industry source confirmed to me yesterday that, as part of their efforts to roll back the Obama proposal for a consumer financial prod...

Dems to Air Sad Health Care Stories to Push Obama Plan

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

There's no way of knowing yet if these real stories will make the difference this time around. But the White House thinks it's a winning strategy since it is, after all, one Obama used successfully during the election.

How "Harry and Louise" Could Still Take Down Health Care Reform

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rigby

Harry-and-Louise-style ads are powerful, not because they tell ignorant Americans what to worry about, but because they remind well-meaning Americans of what could be lost in the name of progress.

Harry and Louise Are Back: Insurers Planning on Double-Crossing Obama

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

It looks like the message carried by Harry and Louise might be returning, once again payed for by an insurance industry desperately looking for any way to protect their profits.

Paul Krugman: Health Care Proposal "Some Of The Best Policy News I've Heard In A Long Time"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, the Obama administration announced it was working with trade associations, pharmaceutical groups and other stakeholders in the health care ...

Why are Health Insurance Companies Afraid of Competition

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donald Cohen

The health insurance industry is already gearing up again to fight Obama's health care plans. This time it's cries of unfair competition with a successful model of government organized health insurance.

Harry and Louise Put the Long Knives to the VA

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

With unemployment and homelessness on the rise in general and among veterans in particular, tens of thousands of low-income veterans will likely wind up without healthcare.

Grassley to Limbaugh: Keep Distorting Health Reform

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

Though the Senator called for bipartisanship, he paradoxically encouraged conservative commentators to keep launching smear campaigns against the health care provision.

Health Care Reform Blockers Harry And Louise Return (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1993, the Health Insurance Association of America aired an ad featuring Harry and Louise, a couple confused by Bill and Hillary Clinton's bureaucra...

Obama Ad Compared To Nazi March On Clinton Call

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[Note: Headline updated. See end.] Ben Smith reports: The Clinton campaign convened a conference call with health policy experts to denounce Obama's...