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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Democrat, apparently succeeded in getting language removed from the Senate health care bill that would have repealed ...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...
Democrats Still Not Clear on Healthcare Strategy After Mass. GOP Win
Democrats, who were in the process of combining previously passed House and Senate healthcare bills at the time of the election of Republican Scott Brown...
PIA Hails Removal of Medical Malpractice Insurers From Bill Restricting Insurance Antitrust Exemption
WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is hailing the elimination of medical malpractice insurers ...
Obama To Seek Federal Power Over Health Insurers
President Obama is proposing that the federal government be given the authority to prevent health insurance companies from increasing their rates excessively ...
NAIC to Explore More Rate Authority For States
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will study ways for states to gain more authority over setting health insurance rates in 2010. The ...
Insurance Regulators Warn of Interstate Options
During a recent conference call, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline, and Oklahoma Insurance ...
Measured Response From State Regulators to Healthcare Bill
State insurance regulators said they will do their part to enforce elements of the federal healthcare reform legislation where they are required to do so,...
GOP Leaders Announce Effort to Repeal New Health Law
Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he would introduce a bill to repeal the health care legislation even though the Republican minority does not have...
Senate Republicans Prepare for Last-Ditch Derailing Effort
Senate Republicans are preparing a last-ditch effort to disrupt the Democrats' health-care push, but it was not clear how successful they would be at using...
How Did Your House Member Vote On Healthcare Reform?
How did your member of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590)? Click here to see...