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5 Nov 2010

Midterm Election – Parsing the Myths — Political Memo

Every election develops its own mythology, usually before the official results are even certified, and this week s was no different. And like all mythology, the narrative that is being woven around the midterm elections by Bulfinches from both parties is a blend of history, facts and, yes, myths.
Every election develops its own mythology, usually before the official results are even certified, and this week s was...

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4 Oct 2009

Lewin Group, Insurer-Owned Consulting Firm, Often Cited in Health Reform Debate

The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the debate as much as the Lewin Group, a consulting firm whose research has been widely cited by opponents of a public insurance option.
The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the...

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4 Oct 2009

The Health Insurers Have Already Won

As the health reform fight shifts this month from a vacationing Washington to congressional districts and local airwaves around the country, much more of the battle than most people realize is already over. The likely victors are insurance giants such as UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Aetna (AET), and WellPoint (WLP). The carriers have succeeded in redefining the terms of the reform debate to such a degree that no matter what specifics emerge in the voluminous bill Congress may send to President Obama this fall, the insurance industry will emerge more profitable. Health reform could come with a $1 trillion price tag over the next decade, and it may complicate matters for some large employers. But insurance CEOs ought to be smiling.
As the health reform fight shifts this month from a vacationing Washington to congressional districts and local airwaves...

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