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2009-11-02 07:34:00

Top insurance companies and AHIP increase spending as debate heats up WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lobbying expenses of the top 13 health insurers and their industry association, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), spent nearly $8.2 million in the third quarter of 2009 to influence Congress on upcoming health care legislation, according to analysis released today by the nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF). The total marks an...

2009-10-29 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today in response to the Affordable Health Care for America Act: "The promise of health care reform has been that if you like your current coverage, you can keep it. We are concerned that this proposal will break this promise by increasing health care costs for families and employers across the country and significantly disrupting the...

2009-10-26 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released the following statement today from Karen Ignagni, President and CEO: "A new government-run plan would underpay doctors and hospitals rather than driving real reforms that bring down costs and improve quality. The American people want health care reform that will reduce costs and this plan doesn't do that. "The divisive debate about a government-run plan is a roadblock to reform. It's time...

2009-10-13 17:05:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, CAHI Executive Director Dr. Merrill Matthews released the following statement: Critics are up in arms over America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) daring to speak the truth about the Senate health care reform proposal, and we applaud the organization's efforts. If anything AHIP's analysis of health premium increases is too low. Supporters of the health bills are simply ignoring years of states' evidence of many of these proposed...

2009-10-13 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement today on passage of health care reform legislation in the Senate Finance Committee: "We strongly support comprehensive, bipartisan health care reform that covers all Americans, improves quality, and puts the health care system on an affordable, sustainable path. Health plans have proposed guaranteed coverage, elimination of...

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2009-10-13 07:10:00

The day before a key congressional committee vote, insurance companies were delivering harsh criticisms of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, claiming that it would result in soaring costs to consumers. The attacks hit the White House on Monday, according to a report for the industry by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), which was a huge disappointment for those who hoped that the insurance lobby would not attempt to hinder Obama's top domestic priority. The PWC study concluded...

2009-10-01 13:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President & CEO Karen Ignagni visited Harrisburg and talked to Capital BlueCross and guests about the current status of health care reform. Attendees included Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner Joel Ario, a number of elected officials, Capital BlueCross members, representatives from area hospitals and providers, and representatives from Pennsylvania's three other Blue Plans. The America's...

2009-09-16 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released the following statement today from President and CEO Karen Ignagni: "Senator Max Baucus has led an unprecedented and rigorous bipartisan process to enact health care reform this year and challenged all stakeholders to contribute to this process. The introduction of legislation in the Finance Committee is a very important step in the health care reform process. "Health plans have stepped up...

2009-09-16 11:45:00

Fourteen health insurance companies and their national front group spent $15.5 million in first half of 2009 - more than $2.5 million per month WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen major health insurers and their industry association flexed their political muscle to the tune of $2.5 million per month - an increase of 25 percent over previous years - in the first half of 2009 to influence the health care reform debate, according to a report released today by the...

2009-09-14 07:10:00

AHIP to leverage MedAssurant's datasets and analytical capabilities in its efforts to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and MedAssurant, Inc., announced today that MedAssurant, through its healthcare data analytics services, will support AHIP's research capabilities in the areas of quality and effectiveness of treatments. This working relationship will help AHIP in its efforts to...


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