Posted by: The moderator | October 19, 2009

More Misinformation?

Turns out the report released by America’s Health Insurance Plans, an insurance industry lobbying group, is not fully backed by the firm that assembled it.

That firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, released a statement saying that they were paid to assemble cost estimates for a few provisions of the bill, not the entire thing. Their cost estimates don’t take into consideration any proposed cost decreases in other parts of the bill, specifically noting that “if other provisions in health care reform are successful in lowering costs over the long term, those improvements would offset some of the impacts we have estimated.” Take a look at the original article over at Politico.

Is this an honest misunderstanding or is the insurance industry throwing distorted information into the healthcare debate to influence the outcome? And how does this affect the credibility of PricewaterhouseCoopers?

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