Big Insurance aren't the only ones with clout. Not anymore. And they're not going to get away with their tactic, at least not with a huge push back. Those days are over. And there are plenty of tools to use against them. Just the the Unions in PA will get Specter to support the Employee Free Choice Act, groups like Health Care for America Now will do the same on the healthcare debate.
WASHINGTON — Activists backing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are asking the Justice Department to open a wide-ranging investigation of what they say is monopoly-like power in the hands of major insurers.
The move by Health Care for America Now has consequences for the debate on Capitol Hill, since health insurers have been working closely with lawmakers to find a compromise that would expand coverage and curb costs.
The letter sends a message to Democrats that many of their constituents don't trust the industry. Indeed, the activist group is one of the strongest supporters of setting up a government health plan to compete with private insurers.