WellPoint: More employers involved in provider talks

Employer activism is on the rise when it comes to keeping hospitals honest in their negotiations with health insurers.
Executives at Indianapolis-based WellPoint say more employers are airing their displeasure when hospital
systems ask for double-digit reimbursement increases.

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Senate bill could hurt insurers in short term

The bill imposes hefty new taxes and coverage rules that will pinch insurers such as WellPoint Inc. by forcing them to cover
more sick people without gaining enough healthy, lower-cost customers, industry insiders say.

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