Health Care: The Good, The Bad and The Political

Things are a little slow around TIME’s New York office this week, with some of our staff still stranded elsewhere thanks to the blizzard of 2010. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is also notoriously slow in the news business, with the President out of town and Congress out of session.

All of which makes it a perfect time …

HHS Explicitly Threatens the Insurance Lobby

After claims from insurance companies that they plan to dramatically increase premiums this year because of the Affordable Care Act, the White House fired off a threat to the industry’s main lobbying group today.

Writing to the head of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said …