Navigation Links
Pelosi, Senior Democrats' Remarks at News Conference on Repealing Health Insurance Industry Anti-Trust Exemption
Date:2/23/2010

oing on in the insurance industry, that phony studies were being made, that people were being denied on the flimsiest of excuses. We are so lucky that we have Wendell Potter and the Wendell Potters of this world, who will stand up when they see a wrong and help to right it. It is a great pleasure for me to introduce to you one of the great Americans of this time, Wendell Potter.

Mr. Potter. Thank you very much, Chairwoman and Madam Speaker. As someone who spent 20 years in the insurance industry, I can attest that this is very important legislation and I can say that it is both substantive and symbolic legislation. The insurance industry has enjoyed an exemption, as everyone has said, for 65 years. And that has contributed to a health care system that has become one of the most dysfunctional and one of the most expensive in the world. And this is time that the health insurance industry begins to abide by the same rules and regulations that every other industry in this country has to abide by.

And it is symbolic in that, I believe this in my view is the beginning of comprehensive reform that will benefit average Americans, working individuals and families more than the big insurance companies and their partners and their allies. And over the 20 years that I was in the industry, I saw competition vanish. We have seen so many mergers and acquisitions over the years that industry now is dominated by a cartel of about seven very large health insurance companies, all of them for profit.
'/>"/>

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Related medicine news :

1. Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders Press Availability Today Following Leadership Meeting
2. FRC Calls on President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid to Repudiate Diana DeGettes Religious Bigotry
3. Pelosi, Reid Remarks at Press Availability Following Meeting With President Obama
4. Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments
5. Pelosi, Governors Remarks Before Meeting on Health Care
6. Pelosi, Hoyer, Brady Announce Appointment of Director of House Wounded Warrior Program
7. Pelosi, Democrats Host Health Care Forum This Morning
8. Pelosi, Members of Texas Delegation to Rally for Childrens Health Care in San Antonio Tomorrow
9. Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Bono, and YouthAIDS Global Ambassador Ashley Judd Among Celebrities at YouthAIDS Benefit Gala
10. Pelosi, Slaughter and Tubbs Jones Introduce Health Tracking Legislation
11. Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... encourages people to keep their "eyes on the prize" ... When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead ... help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have found. ... looking around the environment naturally, offers a new strategy ... less interested in exercise if physical activity seems daunting, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Lifeinsurance-policy.com has released ... best life insurance prices for smokers. , Smoking will ... premiums. Comparing quotes is the best method to find ... for customers who need coverage. , Whole life ... of the policy. Since the coverage is permanent, the ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Join the more than 80 golfers who already have ... charity golf tournament to benefit Project HEAL, a not-for-profit organization ... afford treatment. The tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 6, ... The day-long event starts with 10:30 a.m. check-in and shotgun ... begin at 5 p.m. and will include an auction featuring ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Diet Doc understands that many of their clients have ... dieting attempts could be easily sabotaged by the temptation to ... into their programs as a way to control the ... weight loss results, it also allows patients to stick with ... weight for the future. , Earlier versions of the hormone ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... the occasion of the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform ... international leishmaniasis experts, results of a pharmacovigilance ... plan, carried out by MSF, DNDi, and national ... presented to key decision makers in order to ... the combination of Sodium Stibogluconate and Paromomycin (SSG&PM) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Affordable Whole Life Insurance Premiums for Smokers! 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa 2
... Patricia Hewitt, will call for better financial management of clinical ... handout culture.// As per the new system that she is ... upon their capacity to attract patients. The first rulebook which ... which will seek to put an end to financial deficits. ...
... born woman will be cycling across the Indian state of ... of the women and children living in the state.// She ... November and 26 November 2006. Jayne Watson who is a ... ,Watson, from Guisborough in north England, hopes ...
... asthma if they are taught to swim before the age ... at Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain.// He also added that ... the air above indoor paddling pools than in adult pools, ... whom had been given swimming lessons before they reached the ...
... belonging to the Tulane University have come to the ... problems and the hardening of the arteries in the ... inflammation. //A test that is relatively inexpensive has been ... ,Inflammation occurs when the body responds in ...
... treatment of the fatal childhood cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia ... according to researchers belonging to the St. Jude Children's ... the cure rate since 1962, when only 4% of ... more effective use of existing drugs and the incorporation ...
... new twist to the tale of bird(flu) the country in ... trying to// cover up the issues. ,They say ... the fight against a virus that has killed four Turkish ... Eker, “It is unofficially known that this illness exists in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children Face Risk While Swimming 2Health News:Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia May Attain a 90% Cure Rate 2
(Date:10/1/2014)...   Plexus Information Systems, Inc. (Plexus ... Systems (AIMS), announced a partnership with NextGen ... subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149406 ... This partnership extends the NextGen Healthcare product portfolio ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... and NEW YORK , October 1, ... Research Organization (CRO) and service provider for the medical industries, announced ... of offices in New York City . genae ... City is strategically centered in one of the highest ... Coast", said Philippe Kassab , President at genae Americas. "The ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014   Cypher Genomics, Inc., the genome ... Patrick Ravenel as chief technology officer. Ravenel has ... experience and a proven track record of designing and ... "Patrick has been recognized as a top designer and ... known industry-wide for delivering innovative products that operate at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Plexus IS' Anesthesia Documentation Solution Strengthens NextGen Healthcare Product Offering 2Plexus IS' Anesthesia Documentation Solution Strengthens NextGen Healthcare Product Offering 3genae Opens Offices in New York City 2Cypher Genomics Appoints J. Patrick Ravenel Chief Technology Officer 2
Diareader ELX800G...
EL301 Microwell Strip Reader is a portable, rugged, single/dual wavelength photometer designed to measure and interpret the absorbances of microwell strip assays....
Elisa strip reader...
... NRTL and CE certified microstrip ... automatic strip transportation. Easy to use ... printer. log-logit mode and other programming ... multi-point calibration curves, regressions, & a ...
Medicine Products: