Navigation Links
CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'
Date:8/5/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement:

After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama administration and the Democratic leadership in Congress on health care reform, the Democrats have apparently decided to make a pariah out of one (at least for now) of those groups: health insurers.

"Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quoted last week as saying. "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way."

One might have thought all that industry willingness to work closely with Congress and the administration would have earned a little respect. Apparently not.

And these aren't the ramblings of some rogue politician, nor are they off-the-cuff gaffes. I received some internal Democratic strategy memos last week; attacking health insurers is official Democratic policy now.

Democrats are losing their effort to dramatically restructure the health care system -- not just the health insurance industry -- and they have made a political decision to villainize health insurers in hopes of recapturing their earlier momentum.

Well, CAHI intends to defend the health insurance industry, which has been paying health care bills -- about $616 billion in 2008, according to the actuarial firm Milliman -- saving lives and protecting families' assets for decades. And, of course, picking up the cost shift from Medicare and Medicaid underpayments.

The vast majority of health insurers, the people working for them, and the agents who sell their products are dedicated professionals who, unlike most members of Congress and the Obama adm
'/>"/>

SOURCE Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. $10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange
2. George Barrett Named Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health
3. Portable Health Care Records Now Available for Consumers
4. ORTHOWORLD Releases Position Paper on Healthcare Reform
5. Health Care Reform Must be Abortion-Free, says Supreme Knight
6. Wireless Home Healthcare to be $4 Billion Industry by 2013
7. Dartmouth gets $3 million from the National Science Foundation for IT research in health care
8. Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients
9. Multi-state Medicare Fraud Crackdown Focuses Attention on Recovery Payoffs to Defray Health Reform Costs
10. Helping Dogs With Allergies: A Simple Solution for a Not So Simple Health Problem
11. VHA and AT&T Bring Innovative Communications Solutions to Health Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/1/2015)... City, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... honors Kathy Everette-Gaines as a 2015-2016 inductee into ... is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership ... organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than ... , “I’m pleased to welcome Kathy into this ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... City, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... honors Lenita F. Cornett, DSL, LSSBB (C), First ... into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She ... the military. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization ... and over 200 operating Local Chapters. , “I'm pleased ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Carson Energy also announced ... investors IRA transactions. AdvantaIRA Trust, LLC is the country’s ... ability to fund positions using IRA’s does 2 things:, ... a project, even if there current cash position will ... funding source for Carson and their investors to be ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... June 01, 2015 The federal court ... has amended the Case Management Order governing case selection ... The Amended Order which was issued in the ... 29, 2015, directs the parties to submit a Proposed ... 2015 that outlines parameters and the process for selecting ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics is ... Ultherapy® Ultra Treatment Provider by Ulthera, the manufacturer ... one of only six practices in Colorado to be ... , Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics’ experience and ... the practice to earn the distinction of being named ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The National Association of Professional Women Inducts Kathy Everette-Gaines, Community Relations Coordinator, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Inducts Lenita F. Cornett, First Sergeant of the US Military, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:Carson Energy Brings Oil Wells To IRAs 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Federal Court Amends Order Governing AndroGel Bellwether Trial Selection 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Federal Court Amends Order Governing AndroGel Bellwether Trial Selection 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Federal Court Amends Order Governing AndroGel Bellwether Trial Selection 4Health News:Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics Named Ultherapy® Ultra Treatment Provider 2
... Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), today reported that ... compared to $249.1 million for the first quarter of 2008. ... impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the ... 2009, due to the divestiture in the fourth quarter of ...
... positive and HIV negative patients have comparable survival rates ... at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European ... , The study results showed no difference in survival ... and HIV positive patients (86.5% and 74% versus 87.1% ...
... recent two-year study show promising long-term survival benefits for patients living ... the small blood vessels in the lungs become scarred and narrowed ... high levels, putting a major strain on the heart. , ... ...
... forth by reputable organizations like the American Heart Association and the ... the most effective and have the least amount of side effects. ... determine if their doctor is following these guidelines or not. ... ...
... ad agency, Preston Kelly, to launch national marketing campaign to raise ... ... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 24, 2009 -- The National Marrow Donor ... joined forces to launch Be The MatchSM--the effort designed to increase ...
... EHRtv on EHR implementation and the state of Healtcare IT in ... ... 24, 2009 -- EHRtv.com, the newly launched website for Comprehensive Video ... interview Former Representative Richard Gephardt during the Recent HIMSS09 Health IT ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 2Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 3Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 4Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 5Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 6Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 7Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 8Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 9Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 10Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 11Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 12Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 13Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 14Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 15Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 16Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 17Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces First Quarter Results 18Health News:HIV positive and HIV negative patients have similar survival rates following liver transplant 2Health News:New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 2Health News:New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 3Health News:An Innovative New Book Helps Consumers Find Out if Their Doctors are Following Official Treatment Guidelines 2Health News:Be The MatchSM Brand Campaign Launches 2Health News:Be The MatchSM Brand Campaign Launches 3Health News:Representative Richard Gephardt Sits Down With EHRtv.com 2
(Date:6/1/2015)... Middle Eastern MRI systems market is fast growing. MRI is ... its higher sensitivity and use of non-ionizing radiations. Open MRI ... of MRI, open and closed. Open MRI systems have a ... enclose the patient in a tunnel. This prevents the patients ... in every 6 patients suffers from claustrophobia hence the open ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... , June 1, 2015   Royal Philips  (NYSE: ... Magnetic Resonance (MR) solutions to be showcased at the ... 23 rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in ... Philips booth #301 will see the latest in ... increase clinical performance, enhance patient experience and provide economic ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... DUBLIN , May 29, 2015 ... the addition of the "Global Power Wheelchair ... The Global Power Wheelchair Industry Report ... the current state of the power wheelchair industry. ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Middle East Open System MRI Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2014 - 2019) 2Philips showcases MR research solutions designed to enable collaboration with partners at the ISMRM Annual Meeting 2Philips showcases MR research solutions designed to enable collaboration with partners at the ISMRM Annual Meeting 3Global Power Wheelchair Industry Trends 2015-2020 2
... Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ENDP ) today announced a ... unsecured notes. The notes will be unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of ... Company,s subsidiaries.   Endo intends to use the ... and borrowings under its new credit facility, to finance its ...
... 26, 2011 Patients looking for a quick nip/tuck but ... way to snap sagging skin into place and outsmart stubborn ... renowned JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York has ... device that tightens and tones skin while reducing the appearance ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes 2Nix the Knife 2
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Cottle Tenaculum Skin Hook. 5 1/2" small, shallow curve....
Medicine Products: