Health insurance hijinks!
By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 6:42 p.m.
With health care reform in the headlines, we look at two claims about the health insurance industry.
• The day before an important vote in a Senate committee, a health insurance industry group released a report saying that health care reform will dramatically increase the cost of insurance . The Obama administration criticized the report as selective, saying it "ignores some of the key policies that are part of the Senate Finance Committee bill." We found that statement True.
• The liberal group Americans United for Change asks in a new ad, "How are professional baseball and insurance companies alike? Baseball and insurance are the only industries exempt from antitrust laws." We found that statement False.
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