Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 3rd, 1997
"We oppose almost any mandate because they automatically increase costs," said Brooke Taylor, a spokeswoman for the state's largest health insurer, Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield. "It's more an issue of whether you believe the person paying the benefits should make the decisions or whether the government should make the decisions."
The bill, which passed 27-12, would require all insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, and corporations that offer coverage...
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