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Pomeroy Votes Against Healthcare Proposal in Committee, But Says Action Needed
A conservative Democrat who is also a former insurance commissioner voted against a healthcare proposal in committee last week, but he says he still supports...
PIA Action Alert: Tell Your Member of Congress to Get Health Care Right!
With the debate on healthcare underway on Capitol Hill, it is critical that Members of Congress know that Main Street insurance agents like you care...
Conning Still Grumbling About Distribution, Wishes Some Channels "Culled"
Two studies released recently by Conning caught our eye. The first, State Differences in Life Insurance Marketing: Considerations of a Federal Level Playing ...
State Regulators Object to Federal Health Czar, Insist Oversight Remain With Them
While hailing reform efforts, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today called on lawmakers drafting landmark health reform legislation ...
Outlook for Consumer Protections in Healthcare Reform
The debate over federal healthcare legislation includes consumer protections that would prevent insurers from denying or canceling coverage based on ...
Polls Find Americans' Perspectives on Healthcare Reform All Over the Map
As advocates and opponents of healthcare reform organize local meetings to influence public opinion, a recent USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that views on the ...
Dem, GOP Strategy Memos Illustrate Different Visions of Healthcare Reform
Strategy memos from the Democrats and the Republicans illustrate the differing approaches to the healthcare debate being taken during the August congressional ...
Bad Blood From Health Debate Spills Into House Mailroom
An indication of the contentious nature of the nation's current debate on healthcare reform is a dust-up regarding a flow chart [PDF] produced by Republicans...
Statement by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
Professional Insurance Agents believe in prudent health care reform. By prudent we mean reform that provides our clients with better, cost effective care and ...
PIA Statement on Healthcare Emphasizes Prudent Reform, Respect for Opposing Views
On Thursday August 13, PIA issued a statement emphasizing that PIA believes in prudent health care reform that provides our clients with better, cost ...
Obama Signals Compromise on Public Health Option
The government-run health insurance option favored by President Barack Obama is not essential to a healthcare overhaul as long as the final measure boosts ...
A Win for PIA Members: Agents Get Key Provision In House Health Reform Package
In a significant win for PIA members, insurance agents have won a critical change in the House Energy and Commerce Committee version of health care...
Sen. Feingold Says No Health Care Bill Before Christmas
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) told a large crowd gathered for a town hall meeting in Iron County, Wisconsin last week there would likely...
Does Seattle Health Co-op Hold Answers in Reform Debate?
The Obama Administration is lending support to health cooperatives as alternatives to government-run insurance plans, and as the healthcare reform debate ...
White House Rethinks How It Sells Health Overhaul
In the past week, the Obama administration's position on the inclusion of a so-called "public option" in health care reform legislation has become less ...
NAIC: Require Health Insurance Coverage for All
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has issued a statement saying health insurance coverage should be required for all, similar to the ...
Auerbach: Don't Cast Insurance Industry in Role of Nay-Saying Scapegoat
Professional independent insurance agents should not be made scapegoats in the healthcare reform debate - but agents do oppose some of what is...
Maine Sen. Snowe Negotiating Healthcare Compromise with White House
The public health insurance option has been a controversial component of federal healthcare reform proposals, but U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has offered ...
NAIC Urges Individual Health Mandate
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is urging Congress to pass an individual mandate and regulations that prevent insurers from denying ...
Obama to Address Joint Session of Congress About Health Care
President Obama has scheduled a major address before a joint session of Congress for Wednesday September 9. The address comes against the backdrop of a...
Health Insurance Isn't Really Insurance, University of Iowa Researcher Says
Lost in the debate over a public option health insurance plan, says a University of Iowa insurance expert, is the fact that health insurance differs...
Washington State Health Co-op Touted As Example for National Reform
Group Health Cooperative, a Seattle-based co-op established more than 60 years ago by members of local granges, unions, and cooperatives, is being lauded as ...
President Obama Makes His Healthcare Pitch, Republicans Unimpressed
In an address to Congress on September 9, President Obama made an appeal for cooperation on his initiative to reform the nation's healthcare system. ...
Baucus Health Bill Gives Big Role to NAIC
The healthcare reform proposal introduced by U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) would continue to give state insurance commissioners ...
Biden Backs Commissioners' Role in Health Reform
In a speech at the NAIC fall meeting, Vice President Joe Biden told state insurance commissioners they will continue to play a critical role in...
PIA Releases Video Updates on Healthcare Reform
Are you concerned about the healthcare reform proposals that are currently being debated on Capitol Hill? Are you not sure what a health insurance...
PIA Joins Trades In Urging Congress Against Ending Antitrust Immunity for Health
PIA National had joined together with eight other insurance industry organizations to strongly oppose the "Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act ...
Text of Senate Finance Committee Healthcare Bill Now Online
The text of the healthcare reform bill that was passed last week by the Senate Finance Committee is now available online. Here's the link: ...
PIA Encouraged by Provision in Senate Finance Committee Healthcare Bill
Legislative language that would let professional independent insurance agents and brokers sell policies to individuals and businesses purchasing health ...
Wisconsin Gov. Pawlenty Proposes Interstate Health Compact
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) is proposing the idea of a 50-state health insurance compact in a letter to his fellow governors. Pawlenty said such...