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By Rosemary Hoyt

Health care insurance has been hijacked

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

What a tragedy that the health insurance industry has hijacked our health care. I’ve found the two corporations who won the bid for state health coverage are giant corporations.

Coordinated Care Corporation, one of the companies, is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Centene’s website reported, “For the first quarter of 2012, Premium and Service Revenues increased 41 percent to $1.7 billion from $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2011.”

UnitedHealth Group, the other company, serves more than 78 million individuals, employs approximately 99,000 people, and operates in all 50 states in the United States and 18 other nations, worldwide.

The private insurance indust...

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