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Insurers wage war on reform
Lompoc Record

The Los Angeles Times reported recently that the health insurance industry is pouring funds into the campaign coffers of Republican candidates who pledge to repeal or limit the recently-enacted health-care reform law. Insurers want to repeal the provisions that protect the individual consumer, including provisions to prevent the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and the ban on retroactively rescinding policies when people get sick. They also want to repeal the elimination of lifetime and annual caps on coverage, and get rid of mandated preventive care and screenings.