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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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Researchers: Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson

Names in this article: America's Health Insurance Plans, Americans United for Change, Nancy-Ann DeParle

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