'Big Pharma' Is Now in Insurance Industry Crosshairs
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 07:30 AM

The health insurance industry has seen the enemy and it's not big government -- it's big pharma and its ally big hospitals.

This may come as somewhat of a surprise to those who remember predictions of a collapse of the insurance market issued by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP, the insurance industry trade group) in the many months leading up to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.  

For the last few weeks, AHIP has been filling my mailbox (and, I am guessing, the mailbox of every other journalist on its media contact list) with press releases, surveys, and forwarded articles assailing the two-barreled threat of big pharma and big hospitals to the American way of life.

Here's one example:

 

Others include: 

And this one:

Source:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/GeneralPrimaryCare/46508