As U.S. legislators continue to argue over the viability of Obama’s health care plan, health insurers such as Aetna, Hartford, Conn., are seeing profit erosion and turmoil over what or who to blame.
In releasing its Q2 financials, Aetna blamed health care providers and the slumping economy for costs that exceeded what the insurer forecast in premiums. The level and depth of care being provider are giving patients per diagnosis has risen, said the company.
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