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Why health insurance execs are a stressed-out bunch

Now that a federal judge has ruled the latest challenges to the Affordable Care Act can proceed, it means another round of legal uncertainty that the giant healthcare sector will need to grapple with. Carnegie Mellon economist George Loewenstein, who has spent a lot of time with health insurance executives lately, says they are not a very happy crowd, he says. “To a person, they seem stressed out. Like, severely stressed,” he says. Loewenstein, also a psychology professor, says that makes perfect sense.