Texas Sen. Says Insurance Commish Should Be Sacked

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A Democratic Texas senator urged Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday to oust state insurance commissioner Eleanor Kitzman, claiming the regulator is blocking a rule aimed at curbing unexpected out-of-network medical fees and that she consistently favors insurers over consumers.

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, sent the scathing letter just weeks after Kitzman admitted a staff member was behind the blocking of about 900 consumer emails criticizing the insurance department's policies, fueling a consumer group's claims that the TDI is giving the cold shoulder to...
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