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Why Health Insurance Companies are not the Villains

Monday, September 27, 2010
A simple fact has been lost in this entire debate over the new health care law: At 3.4 %, the health insurance industry is #87 on a list of industries ranked in order of their profit margins.  The #1 most profitable industry?  Beverages, at 25.9%! Coming in third at 24.6% are healthcare REITs -- essentially landlords for hospitals.

Yet it's health insurance companies which have been singled out as the "problem" with insurance affordability in this country!   Read this U.S. News & World Report article entitled: "Why Health Insurers Make Lousy Villains" and share it with your friends.

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