Insurance Commissioners Plan To Challenge Efforts To Extract More Money From Medigap Plans
CQ HealthBeat: Insurance Commissioners Frown On Medigap Proposals
Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners are developing a letter to members of Congress in which they will oppose attempts to extract more money from Medicare enrollees who buy Medigap insurance — an option the president has now backed for new enrollees. The letter has not yet been publicly released, but members of an NAIC committee working on health care law issues voted Monday on a conference call to approve a version of it. Aides said that the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee approved a letter to congressional leadership and members of the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction "expressing opposition to proposals that would prohibit Medigap first-dollar coverage." The letter will next be considered by another NAIC panel, the Government Relations Leadership Council (Norman, 9/20).