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Health Insurance Profits

The Double Game of the U.S. Health Insurance Companies

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Thomas A. Bass

The Affordable Care Act, particularly the mandate requiring U.S. citizens to buy health insurance from private companies, may be in legal limbo, awaiting a Supreme Court ruling, but the insurance companies are planning to profit from this ruling, no matter which way it goes.

It's a Crime to Deny Our Care

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The public hates health insurance companies. They believe they are greedy and put profits before people's health. This is personal for people, so many of whom have their own health insurance horror stories.

Lies, Damned Lies and Republican Hypocrisy

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republicans will say and do anything to help their rich friends. In the world of post-shame politics, they're the poster children -- they just don't seem to care how extreme and unconscionable their hypocrisy is.

Ryan Grim

Health Insurance Profits Soar, Dem Calls For Rebates | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health insurance profits are skyrocketing in 2010 compared to last year's returns and the outgoing chairman of the House subcommittee th...

UnitedHealth CEO Cashes In Big With $100 million Profit On Options | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chief executive of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurers, reaped almost $100 million from exercising stock options last ...

Dan Froomkin

Health Insurance Companies Shifting Costs To Protect Profits From New Law | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Health insurance companies are already starting to game a key element of health care reform months before it even takes effect, according to a new rep...

Dan Froomkin

Soaring Health Insurance Profits Fuel Push To Limit Rate Hikes | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's five biggest for-profit health insurance companies didn't curb their appetites as Congress closed the deal on health care reform. Far fro...

Ex-Blue Cross Spokesman Says Health Insurance "Worst Product In American History"

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following article was produced by The Raw Story. Teaming with the liberal Brave New Films, a former Blue Cross pitchman is now pitching against...

Greed Gone Wild: Our Health Insurance Industry Is Sick and Wrong

Tim Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tim Saltonstall

Many from Colorado would rather pay into a system that is non-profit and run by the government than give these greedy executives one more dime.

Sen. John Rockefeller Seeks Data On Health Insurer Profits

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Democrat asked the top 15 health insurers to explain what portion of premiums go to profits versus patient care, ...