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October 14, 2009 7:28 AM

Former insurance executive says health care bills don't address costs

After 18 years as an insurance executive, Ron Howrigon decided to leave the business the night his son was born. It was late, and the delivery doctor, whose salary Howrigon had worked to undercut in negotiations for his insurance company employer, finally performed a Caesarean section birth. As Howrigon thanked him, the doctor shrugged and said it was his job. Howrigon is watching the congressional debate over health care bills with trepidation. He worries the current health care overhaul proposals will hurt doctors even more than he did in his past life.

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