House Republicans Blast Health Care Waivers

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 4:13 PM EST) -- Waivers exempting some health insurance plans and states from benefit limits under the health reform law amount to an admission of the law's failures, congressional Republicans argued at a hearing, while the Obama administration defended the waivers as a necessary step in implementing the law.

In a hearing Wednesday, Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee pressed Steven Larsen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, about the waivers, which Larsen said have been issued to over 900 plans and four...
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