Psychology Professor Anita Blanchard has a pretty sweet deal with her employer. Even if the 40-something mother of three leaves her job at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the state of North Carolina guarantees her premium-free health insurance that will cover 80% of her health care costs for life
Correction Appended: Oct. 19, 2009 It’s hard to feel sorry for America’s family doctors
They’re angry and fighting back with full force. The White House, Democrats and health care experts are blasting a new insurance industry trade report that finds that health insurance premiums for the typical American family would increase by $4,000 by 2019 under a key Senate overhaul plan
After months of lending its cautious, very qualified support to health-care reform, the health insurance industry has lobbed its first bomb at the Democrats’ proposals.