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On Cigna’s big objection to the ‘public option’

We Americans —and our courts— take a dim view of extortion, which is loosely defined as trying to get something by force or threat. But when corporations are accused of trying to get something by force or threat, we tend to look the other way. There is even a risk of calling out corporate executives when they make threats, as Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo learned recently.