Keeping score: Health industries assess reform benefits, cost

10/18/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The health insurance industry stands to gain from health care reform in terms of new customers, and Medco Health Solutions CEO David Snow said that while he supports the expanded coverage, "There's very little in the bill about cost and quality." And the drug industry, which made a deal to help the government save $80 billion over 10 years, says it may not get back all that it puts in. "We don't have an $80 billion upside that offsets this $80 billion contribution," AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan said.

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