Health Insurers Unable To Contain Costs, Columnist Says
Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik writes that lawsuits filed earlier this year by insurers Aetna and United Healthcare alleging fraudulent overcharges by a Northern California chain of small surgical clinics are an "admission" of the insurers' "utter incompetence in handling their most important role under" the health reform law, "which is keeping a lid on health care costs." He concludes, "If the insurers continue to perform this badly, who will pay the price? As taxpayers and policyholders, you will."
- "Health Insurers' Suits Show They're Not Keeping a Lid on Costs" (Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7/11).