From an AHIP press release I just received entitled “AHIP President & CEO Discusses Health Insurance Industry’s Perspective on Health Care Reform”:
“Health care costs are crushing our economy and placing too heavy of a burden on hard working families,” said Ignagni. “We cannot wait any longer to address this issue. We have to get the growth of health care costs under control if we are going to have a sustainable health care system and a strong economy.”
Ignagni stressed that a workable and sustainable solution for health care reform will be a uniquely American blend of public and private influence to preserve benefits for employers and consumers and foster innovation.
Karen Ignagni’s been saying the exact same thing for years, using the exact same words. I think everyone’s well aware of the health insurance industry’s perspective on health care reform by now.