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How insurance companies view health problems

January 27, 2006 - In what passes for "the health care debate" in this country -- the only wealthy nation that doesn't attempt some form of universal care -- many states are forming commissions and holding hearings into how to face the two key issues of health policy: rising costs and declining coverage.

Rising Health Costs: Don't Blame the Lawyers

July 13, 2005 - Other issues get media attention, but the big issue this year in the halls of state government has been "medical malpractice reform." Heeding the marching orders of the business lobby, the National Conference on State Legislatures notes that state-level lawmakers have been


May 11, 2005 - The Tennessean reports that all Tennessee state senators, no matter how long they serve or whether they were elected or appointed, get a major, lifelong discount on the state employees' health insurance plan.