White House Slams Industry’s Audit Of Health Reform Bill

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October 12, 2009 5:02 a.m.

The White House is pushing back on the new study commissioned by America’s Health Insurance Plans suggesting health care costs would increase under the bill the Senate Finance Committee is voting on this week.

White House spokeswoman Linda Douglass called the report a “self-serving analysis” from an opponent of any kind of health insurance reform.

“It comes on the eve of a vote that will reduce the industry’s profits,” Douglass told TPMDC. “It is hard to take it seriously. The analysis completely ignores critical policies will lower costs for those who have insurance, expand coverage and provide affordable health insurance options to millions of Americans who are priced out of today’s health insurance market or are locked out by unfair insurance company practices.”

AHIP is a D.C.-based association representing more than 1,000 insurance companies and has been fighting the administration’s efforts all year.

We’ll have more on this throughout the day – if you hear members of Congress citing the report, let us know.

Late update: Evan has the Senate Finance Committee Dems’ response here.

Later update: An AHIP spokesman responded on Fox this morning and we have the clip.

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