Health Insurance Industry

What role should the health insurance industry play?

Congress will debate the role of public and private health insurance programs as they shape proposals for health care reform in 2009.  Leading analysts share their views.
Dean Baker: Insurance Co. Profits, Stocks Fall under Health Reform

Noted economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy Research estimates that health insurance company profits and stock prices are likely to drop dramatically under any projected health care reform scenario.  Investors might exercise caution in approaching the industry.

Click here for Baker Memo on Insurance Industry
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