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Sen. Alexander Sets Healthcare Hearings

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has announced the first in a series of bipartisan hearings on how to repair and stabilize the individual health insurance market...
August 23, 2017

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has announced the first in a series of bipartisan hearings on how to repair and stabilize the individual health insurance market.

The two hearings, on Sept. 6 and 7, have the same title, “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.” The first hearing will feature testimony by state insurance commissioners. The second hearing will feature governors. The committee plans additional hearings, according to a statement.

At these hearings, we will hear testimony from state insurance commissioners and governors — those closest to the problem — on steps Congress can take to help make insurance available at affordable prices,” said Alexander. “Any solution that Congress passes for a 2018 stabilization package will have to be small, bipartisan and balanced.

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