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Study Your Way To Success?

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In many parts of the country, only one or two health insurers control the market, health insurance premiums are rising faster than inflation, and many insurers don't follow the rules.

This is according to a new report issued by Health Care for America Now, a grassroots group pushing for major health reform this year.

NPR's Julie Rovner got a sneak peak at it last night and says the report is likely to spark debate as Congress crafts legislation to overhaul the nation's health system, even if the information in it has been publicized before.

She notes HCAN's savvy strategy:

"If you want to make an important point in an ongoing debate, it helps to have a new study. Even if that study says something most of the in-the-know people already know."

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