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Ohio Health Care Lobbyist Pays $30,000 a Year for Health Insurance

by VR Sreeraman on September 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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 Ohio Health Care Lobbyist Pays $30,000 a Year for Health Insurance

KHN reports on a Columbus, Ohio, health care lobbyist who writes a monthly check of $2,556 for his family's health insurance.

"His insurance rates soared over the past decade after his daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and his wife, Trish, developed breast cancer. After his daughter died at age 8 in 2007, his rates dropped by a few hundred dollars a month - but then shot up by 20 percent the following year, he said. ...

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But while Colby said he supports President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul health care, he would like the president to do a few things differently" (Galewitz, 9/10).

Source: Kaiser Health News
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