Will Health Insurance Companies Lobby for the Environment?
They should as it might be in their best interest. A new study from RAND says $193 million has been spent on hospital visits, thanks to air pollution. The study's goal was to put "credible evidence in front of insurers and the healthcare lobby, among the groups who work with these issues every day," reported KPCC. Economist John Romley said "these are folks who may have greater or significant influence in the political debate about air quality." L.A. and Orange counties accounted for more than half of the $193 million.