The Associated Press: Seniors lobby challenges health insurance report Rates to rise under Senate health plan, industry group says - CNN.com WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Health insurance premiums for the typical American family would increase by another $4,000 by 2019 under a key Senate overhaul plan, according to an industry trade group analysis. ------------ Insurance companies have gone on the attack. They are trying to say that insurance premiums will rise $4,000 HIGHER than what they already plan on raising them. When you point out to Republicans that Cigna, as an example, already pays it's CEO nearly a quarter billion over 5 years, 5 of it's executives are among the 100 hightest paid executives in the US, it's BOD eats off gold plated silver and plates and flies two corporate jets valued at over 68 million, the Republicans say, "Hey, that's Capitalism". Only Cigna doesn't make anything. They merely skim money off policies. How many people go without to pay for these "capitalistic" perks? After all this, insurance companies say premiums are going UP? Because the silver and plates need to be "solid" gold and not just gold "plated"?