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Laverne and Shirley? No, Limpy and Suze

From EmaxHealth:

Affordable health insurance is looking like harder and harder to achieve as obstacles to president Obama’s health care reform are piling up daily. Among many hurdles are the increasing costs of current health insurance plans. Anthem Blue Cross, for example, has announced plans to increase premiums and in California and now in Maine.

To be sure health insurance companies are not on the way to the poor house. Rather, companies like Wellpoint, the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross have continually posted profits. To impose heavier premiums on individual health insurance plans seems a bit excessive.

In Maine, Anthem Blue recently requested to raise individual rates by as much as 23 percent.


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Risky Business

From Elizabeth Edwards at The Wonk Room at Think Progress:

Senator John McCain’s health plan is based on the idea that everyone should be on their own to buy their health insurance on the individual market. And it’s an approach fundamentally at odds with the point of health insurance: that we share risks. People with preexisting conditions, like McCain and myself, would pay much more for health insurance under his health plan, if we could get coverage at all.


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