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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...
Insurers' Antitrust Exemption Threatened by Congressional Action
On October 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted 20-9 to report out a health insurance bill which eliminates the anti-trust exemption for health and ...
PIA Expresses Concerns With House Healthcare Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, October 29, 2009 - The healthcare bill unveiled today by Democrats in the House has several areas of concern to members of...
House Healthcare Bill Longer Than 'War and Peace'
King James Version of the Bible: 1,024 pages Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: 1,200 pages War and Peace: 1,296 pages American Constitutional Law by Lawrence...
Spalding: Don't Let Healthcare Reform Bankrupt Main Street USA
Healthcare reform should build on the private sector in a way that does not bankrupt Main Street USA, according to PIA National President Jon D....
Natural Disasters, Healthcare Reform on NCOIL Agenda
State lawmakers attending the annual meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators in New Orleans November 19-21 will discuss healthcare reform ...
Senate Healthcare Bill Greatly Weakens Agent Involvement
The healthcare reform bill unveiled by Senate Democrats preserves the ability of agents to sell policies offered by proposed health insurance exchanges - ...
Antitrust Repeal Removed From Senate Health Bill
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, a conservative Democrat, apparently succeeded in getting language removed from the Senate health care bill that would have repealed ...
NCOIL Passes Resolution to Preserve Agents' Role in Health Insurance
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) unanimously passed a resolution to preserve the role of health insurance agents and brokers in the ...
NC Lawmakers Admonish Blue Cross/Blue Shield for Lobbying Activities
In North Carolina, 20 lawmakers signed a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper and State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin urging them to investigate the ...
Senate Tax On "Cadillac" Health Plans Raises Questions of Fairness, Rationing
The Senate's healthcare legislation includes a tax on so-called "Cadillac" health insurance plans, with a 40 percent tax on insurance premiums of more than ...
At the Senate Starting Gate
As Senate debate on healthcare reform began, the bill being considered - before any amendments were offered - contained no provision to repeal the limited...
Senate Begins Debate on Healthcare Reform
U.S. Senators returned to Washington, D.C. from their Thanksgiving week break on Monday November 30 and began what is expected to be weeks of debate...
PIA Assists Industry Coalition Working to Oppose Sen. Leahy's Antitrust Repeal Effort
PIA National is participating in an industry coalition which is working to defeat an amendment to the Senate healthcare reform bill offered by Sen. Patrick...
PIA, NCOIL Urge Congress to Ensure Agents Are Included in Healthcare Reform
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has sent Congress a resolution it recently passed recognizing the importance of licensed, professional ...
NAIC in USA Today: Keep Health Insurance Exchanges State-Based
As Congress works to reconcile House and Senate versions of health care reform legislation, one issue remaining to be decided is whether the proposed health...
No House Senate Conference Committee, Dems to Reconcile Health Care Bills Alone
Democrats in both the House and Senate are planning to bypass traditional routes as they reach a final compromise on healthcare legislation. The Republican ...
Senate Healthcare Bill: Agents In, Antitrust Repeal Out, Feds Can't Set Commissions
On Christmas Eve, just before adjourning, the Senate passed a healthcare reform bill by a party-line vote of 60-39. Among items of most concern to...
House Dems Push to End McCarran-Ferguson Antitrust Exemption
Democrats in the House are pushing to repeal the limited antitrust exemption afforded to healthcare and medical liability insurers. They said that in the ...
NAIC Seeks States' Control in Healthcare Reform
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) wants Congress to establish health insurance exchanges that are administered by states, rather than ...
PIA Instant Update Video - Healthcare Reform
With Congress back in session, healthcare reform is again the top topic on Capitol Hill. There are reports that agreement is near among Democrats that...
State Legislators Oppose Repeal of Exemption for Health and Med Mal Insurers
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has warned Democratic leaders that any health care legislation with language eliminating antitrust ...
PIA to Congress: Health Insurance Exchanges Should Be State-Based
Negotiations to reconcile House and Senate-passed healthcare reform bills are centering on several major issues. One is whether the states or the federal ...
Dems Reassess Healthcare Strategy Following Massachusetts Senate Loss
Before last Tuesday's upset win by the GOP of a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, it looked like the nation was a few weeks away...