Healthcare Battle Turns to Antitrust Law for Medical Malpractice, Health Insurers

side note: I think the insurance industry made a serious miscalculation when it released the report stating that it would raise premiums if reform legislation passes. Look at the potentially damaging outcome that may come from the industry’s obstinance.

Democrats in Congress moved Wednesday to repeal the health insurance industry’s exemption from antitrust laws, cranking up the pressure in a growing battle over President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plans.

The moves were the latest chapter in an escalating feud between the industry and backers of sweeping healthcare reform that would tighten regulations and create a government-run public insurance option to compete with private insurers.

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