Health Reform Policy Update

BlueCross-funded Oliver Wyman report: Baucus bill would increase premiums in the individual market by 50%.

AARP sells out seniors: Can’t understand why its members are unhappy.

Harry Reid video: $54 billion a year saving from malpractice reform is peanuts in the face of a $2 trillion health reform price tag.

Hoekstra and Shadegg: Special interests shaped the Baucus bill: The federal government picks up Medicaid costs in four states, New Yorkers are exempt from the tax on “Cadillac” plans and $10 billion will bail out union health plans.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    The primary tenants of health reform, championed by Congressional Leaders, probably require less than 18 pages to describe. The House Tri-Committee bill is 1,018 pages long. Simple math would suggest that that leave about 1,000 pages for favors to special interests.

  2. Bret says:

    Everybody who knows anything about insurance is coming to the same conclusion about the Baucus bill.