Browsing: Legislation

Below you will find legislative updates important to our members and to the health insurance industry.

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Contact Your Insurance Commissioner About MLR Today!

NAHU is asking all members to weigh in with their state insurance commissioners, urging them to exempt “pass-through” fees from Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) calculations, as well as to adhere to the statutory language of the health reform law in exempting most federal taxes from the MLR equation. Contact Your Insurance Commissioner About MLR Today!

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Operation: Draw the Line

So much attention has been placed over the last year on the health insurance reform initiative (and rightly so) that we sometimes forget there are bigger threats to our industry than that bill. It’s time to focus on the big picture – the passing of the law was only the first stroke of the brush.

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Personal Commentary on Health Reform (by Ken Smith)

FWAHU member Ken Smith offers his two cents about health reform. “This Bill is perfect for those people who have not been responsible by purchasing health insurance, and then respond by whining to the government after contracting a medical condition. For the rest of us that are responsible, this Bill is not perfect.”

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NAHU Press Statement on Health Reform

NAHU sent a statement to the media today entitled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Fails to Fix What’s Broken.” Janet Trautwein is quoted as saying that the bill fails to rein in the cost of health care.

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Breaking News on Health Reform from NAHU

As most of you have probably heard, the House of Representatives passed the Senate health reform bill last night, as well as the reconciliation language making changes to that bill. Read what NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein has to say.

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Health Reform Passes

On March 21, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill with the most sweeping and broad changes our industry will ever see. Two things are certain in this outcome: our industry will be a different industry than it has been; and, there WILL be room for insurance professionals in it.

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NAHU’s Washington Update

NAHU opposes both the original Senate-passed bill as well as the use of the budget reconciliation process to pass comprehensive health care reform legislation. While we strongly believe that our country could benefit from some affordable and responsible reforms to our private-market delivery system, legislation of this magnitude should not be developed and passed by a single political party.

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How Can I Affect Legislation?

Our industry lives and dies by Legislation. Good legislation is grown, not from the efforts of lawmakers, but the concerns of citizens like you. And your voice is one of power when it comes to our industry.

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