"The industry would love to have a Republican Congress," said Wendell Potter, a former executive at Cigna Corp., one of the country's biggest insurers. "They were very, very successful during the years of Republican domination in Washington." Insurers in the past have been able to count on the GOP, which often helped shape the market to the industry's specifications. Republicans expanded Medicare's use of commercial insurance companies to administer benefits, which has been very profitable for insurers. With the help of GOP legislation, insurers also have increasingly shifted costs to consumers through high-deductible plans. And Republicans have pushed to allow insurance companies to sell their plans across state lines, avoiding state regulations. Party leaders have made that a centerpiece of their 2011 healthcare agenda. Health insurers pour money into GOP campaigns, hoping to limit new regulations - Los Angeles Times Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNAs retiring CEO Its hard for most of us to imagine a lifestyle supported by a $73 million retirement bonus. Its even harder to imagine a whole nations healthcare controlled by those who have benefited so wildly from denying healthcare to those who need it. Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNAs retiring CEO Healthcare-NOW!