|The insurers, led by Cigna and its 2nd quarter 6.4% drop, seek to benefit in two primary ways: 1) by squeezing out as many profits as they can, similar to credit card companies raising rates before laws kick in limiting those rates and 2) shoving consumers into lower cost plans in a way they would not be able under the new regulatory regime.
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