health care reform

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As Health Insurers' Profits Swelled, So Did Campaign Coffers

The five largest health insurance companies saw a 17 percent increase in profits in 2010, the last year before reforms passed in the Affordable Care Act take effect, according to a new report (pdf) from Health Care for America Now. As the American people struggled to climb out of the worst economic climate in decades, these companies saw $2.2 billion in profits.

Industries Spend Huge Amount in Health Care Battle

As the House and Senate near passage of health care reform legislation, it’s instructive to look at just how much the insurance and HMO's industries poured into fighting it.