Health insurance companies are being painted into a corner. The Obama Administration is instituting rules and regulations that are forcing them to raise their premiums to be able to stay in business. They've already announced that they are raising rates to remain competitive and make a profit which resulted in a threat issued by the Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebilius that anyone who raises rates for reasons the Obama Administration feels is unwarranted will result in serious repercussions. [see below] Health care professionals are already getting shafted on Medicade to the tune of 17 cent on the dollar so it seems that this is the way the White House intends on instituting the public option and eventually a single payer system in health care. Doctors are in for some rough times folks and so are the insurance companies. By controlling what a health care provider charges and what a health insurance company can charge socialized medicine is on the way....and after looking at all of this everyone but the Obama Administration feels that this will not control costs but instead increase them.