I am again pleading that Congress, Senate etc. work together for Our Families. Here is yet another email on what has been done to hopefully make the industry competitive.
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Email from: Health Care for America NowLast week we asked you to join us in the fight against the health insurance industry's army of lobbyists.1 In response Health Care for America Now's activists sent over 100,000 faxes to insurance companies demanding they stop trying to undermine reform and prevent it from fulfilling its promise.
This week, as a result of the work and commitment of activists like you, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) took another step forward in its recommendations on medical loss ratios (MLR)2 - the provision in the new law that ensures our premium dollars are spent on health care instead of outrageous executive pay, elaborate systems to deny our care and bloated administrative costs.
Click here and call your state's Insurance Commissioner and thank them for standing up for consumers.
Advocates have battled every step of the way to hold the insurance companies accountable, and we will continue to do so. But this promises to be a hard-fought struggle. Billions of dollars are at stake. The health insurance industry continues to interfere with the implementation of the new health reform law. We will continue to urge the NAIC to stay focused on ensuring that their final product and subsequent federal rules are not weakened by the health insurance industry, which has spent more than $769 million on federal lobbying since 2007, and untold millions more to lobby state officials.3
Call your state's Insurance Commissioner and thank them for standing up to the Insurance Companies' army of lobbyists and to continue their support for strong regulations that hold the insurance companies' accountable.
The NAIC's decision on MLR moves us closer to more affordable health care for families and businesses and will help achieve health security for all. We encourage the NAIC to wrap up its deliberations soon so the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can swiftly develop final rules that take effect on schedule for 2011 health plans.
Health Care for America Now
P.S. Haven't yet sent your demand's to the insurance companies? Click here and fight back against the insurance industry's army of lobbyists.
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