And this surprises us how?
And they proceed to produce a study based on data as carefully researched as General Mills’s now-withdrawn claim that Cheerios reduce cholesterol.
The study, and the way the insurance industry is using it, is so misleading PricewaterhouseCooper — which conducted the study — released a statement last night emphasizing that “the report itself acknowledges, other provisions that are part of health reform proposals were not included in the PwC analysis.” That’s right: PwC released a statement last night distancing itself from the way its own study is being used, and pointing out that their study is not a comprehensive look at health care reform proposals but rather a narrow assessment of “four components” of the Senate Finance bill that ignored “other provisions” in it.
Remember, the health insurance industry is the same bunch that 30 years ago was claiming that, if they could just force everyone into HMOs, health care would be peachy keen and affordable until hell froze over.
Well, hell has frozen over and they want to just keep on ice fishing.