White House, insurers battle over health insurance costs

As a crucial vote on health care approaches for the Senate Finance Committee, the White House and insurance companies are fighting over the cost of health insurance. Democrats responded angrily to an insurance group's study warning that health insurance premiums would soar. "Health insurance companies have been laughing all the way to the bank for generations while people suffer. The industry stands today as the greatest impediment to real health care reform," said Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.

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