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  •  Unfortunately, they are busy gaming that. (14+ / 0-)

    And very successfully, as many of us predicted.  The devil is in what qualifies as "medical care".  The insurers are very busy and very active right now lobbying the regulators for a very broad definition.  A definition so broad that no normal human would recognize it.

    "I was asked what I thought of the mainstream media. I said I thought it would be a good idea" - Amy Goodman.

    by Chico David RN on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 05:42:33 PM PDT

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    •  lobbying state legislators? (0+ / 0-)

      Where do you think the lobbying could be effective? That's a bonafide question, I'm curious.

      From what I understand, the NAIC recommendations only need the adoption of HHS, and I don't think Sebelius or Angoff will have much sympathy for insurance companies.

      The NAIC regs were approved "overwhelmingly" if not unanimously, but won't be presented to HHS until the fall. Do you think the NAIC would amend the regs before submitting to HHS?

      This AMA article is positive about the NAIC regs. The article notes that the Maine insurance commissioner opposes the NAIC regs because Main has long had a requirement for 65 percent medical cost to nonmedical. If I lived in Maine, I'd be complaining loud and strong to Maine legislators and the insurance commissioners.

      Think I read elsewhere that another state has a 70/30 MLR, but don't remember which state.

      Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

      by SoCalSal on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 06:30:58 PM PDT

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