Medical Loss become Big Insurance Gain
Usually, high-powered insurance
company lobbyists in Washington, DC takes a long, luxurious August
vacation - but not this year. This year the
lobbyists have turned their sights to the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in a blatant attempt to hijack reform.1
After spending millions of dollars and employing thousands of lobbyists
only to lose the battle against reform the insurance companies are
desperate for any opportunity to weaken the new health care law.2
That's why the lobbyists are targeting the NAIC - the new law
tasks them with making recommendations on regulations to HHS Secretary
Click here to call Jane Cline, our Insurance Commissioner (and president
of the NAIC) and tell her you support tough regulations that make health
care affordable and hold the insurance companies accountable.
Now is a critical time. The detailed rules and
regulations written in the upcoming months will determine whether or not
the new law fulfills its promise and the insurance companies know it.
They don't want anything to stand in the way of their profits and
fat CEO salaries. The insurance companies have moved to a full court
press to influence the NAIC and water-down reform.
We must fight back.
Tell your Insurance Commissioner you support strong regulations
that control costs and check the rampant insurance company greed.
Today HCAN held a press conference with Senator Al Franken (MN) and
Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-08) to shine a light on the need for
regulations. HCAN released a report on how
insurance premium rules will control costs for businesses and families.3
In May we delivered 30,000 of your public comments on insurance
regulations to Secretary Sebelius and now we have to keep up the
The insurance companies are determined to subvert reform every
step of the way.
We have to tell the NAIC and show HHS that we want strong regulations
that keep down costs and hold the insurance companies accountable.
Health Care for America Now
1. Wendell Potter, Center for
Media and Democracy,
"State Insurance Commissioners Take Baton From Congress,"