Some Insurers Join Forces For Health Law Lobbying EffortsBloomberg: UnitedHealth Joins WellPoint To Hone Health-Law Lobby
Top executives from UnitedHealth Group Inc. and WellPoint Inc. are meeting almost monthly with their counterparts from Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc. in an informal lobbying alliance aimed at blunting parts of the health-care law, say people with knowledge of the sessions. The arrangement began about six months ago, growing out of unrest over decisions by America's Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, the Washington-based lobbyist that also serves hundreds of small plans and nonprofit insurers, said the people who requested anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak publicly (Armstrong, 1/31). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.