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Health insurers want to kill reforms

Why is there no sound of complaint coming from the normally loud insurance company lobby over Republican efforts to declare unconstitutional the mandate that everyone has to buy private medical insurance ["Health care fight," Editorial, Dec. 15]?

During the health-care debate, it was the insurance companies that demanded that everyone be insured if they were to cover people with pre-existing conditions, eliminate life-time caps and not cancel policies of sick people.

Is it now their unspoken hope that, if the Republicans succeed in their efforts to remove the mandate, insurance companies will have the excuse to drop those popular reforms, and put those in need of coverage back to square one? Or have I just grown too cynical?

Clare Worthing



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