First, I would like to say that the article's headline is slightly misleading. Yes, the health insurance industry paid for this report but the report itself was produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the most prestigious accounting firms in the entire world. The report can be found here:Health insurers report slams Baucus bill - UPI.com
Published: Oct. 12, 2009 at 12:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The day before a U.S. Senate panel votes on healthcare reform, an insurance industry report said a family premium in 2019 could cost $4,000 more than thought.
The analysis showed the current cost of the average family coverage of about $12,300 could increase to approximately $21,900 in 2019 under current law and to $25,900 if the reforms were implemented.
This analysis shows that the cost of the average single coverage is $4,600 today and could to increase to $8,200 in 2019 under current law and to $9,700 under the proposal.
Healthcare policy in an Obama administration: Delivering on the promise of universal coverage: PricewaterhouseCoopers US
If you plan on attacking the credibility of this report I would ask that you actually address the methodology of PwC instead dismissing it as industry propaganda.