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2009-02-10 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, issued the following statement today in response to the lawsuit by the American Medical Association on out-of-network charges: "With the nation facing the crushing burden of rising medical costs, all stakeholders should be focusing on constructive ways to bring costs under control. This lawsuit moves in the opposite direction by advocating to give providers who refuse to...

2009-02-04 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement on enactment of legislation to reauthorize and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): "This vital legislation provides health security for millions of children in working families and builds momentum for comprehensive health care reform. Expanding coverage for kids is a big first step toward ensuring that all...

2009-01-30 04:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement commending the U.S. Senate for voting to reauthorize and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): "Strengthening the health care safety net is an essential component of comprehensive health care reform. Today the Senate took a critical step forward by voting to help ensure that no child falls through the...

2009-01-14 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to reauthorize and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): "Today the House voted to ensure children in working families have comprehensive coverage for essential health care services, including primary care, preventive care, and immunizations. This...

2009-01-08 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The current economic downturn has affected women's ability to plan and prepare for expensive long-term care costs, such as nursing home stays, according to a new survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that 60 percent of women say the economy has affected their ability to plan for future long-term care costs. "Women have been particularly hard hit by the...

2008-12-11 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Senator Tom Daschle to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The American people will welcome the nomination of Senator Tom Daschle because it signals that the incoming administration intends to prioritize comprehensive health care reform. Senator Daschle is...

2008-12-03 15:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today rejected the new to healthcare reform proposal by America's Health Insurance Plans as a "Marshall Plan for the health insurance industry." Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, blasted the proposal released today by AHIP, the lobbying arm of the insurance industry, which she said amounts to a...

2008-12-03 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance premiums have slowed to less than half the growth rate from five years ago, yet higher costs, increased utilization and waste in the health care system continue to fuel underlying health cost increases, a new report released today finds. Prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), "The Factors Fueling Rising Healthcare Costs 2008" examines the causes of rising health care costs...

2008-12-03 08:30:00

Call for 30 percent reduction in cost growth; Essential benefit plan available in all states WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans today offered a comprehensive health care reform proposal to achieve universal coverage, reduce the growth of health care costs, and improve the quality of medical care. "Today our board is making a strong statement that now is the time for health care reform," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans...

2008-11-12 12:00:31

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement in response to the new health care reform proposal released by U.S. Senator Max Baucus: "Now is the time for health care reform. We commend Senator Baucus for putting forth a comprehensive reform proposal that addresses the key health care challenges facing the nation. We look forward to reading the plan and participating in the...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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