There was much to-do about the health insurance industry supposedly attempting to torpedo the healthcare reform bill. But don’t break out the champagne yet because the devil’s in the details. Dems scramble after warning from health insurers
…At the heart of the industry’s complaint is a decision by lawmakers to weaken the requirement that millions more Americans get coverage. Since the legislation would ban insurance companies from denying coverage on account of poor health, many people will wait to sign up until they get sick, the industry says. And that will drive up costs for everybody else.
Insurers are now raising possibilities such as higher premiums for people who postpone getting coverage, or waiting periods for those who ignore a proposed government requirement to get insurance and later have a change of heart…
More at the link.
So their beef is that the bill isn’t harsh enough on people: it doesn’t take away their individual choice fast enough. Wonder if the fringe media will still call Tea Partyers shills for the insurance industry now.