Dems Fight Bill Over Health Insurer Rebate Reductions

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A bill that would prevent broker commissions from being counted as administrative expenses in order to reduce customer rebates for health insurance companies was met with criticism from Democrats on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

The legislation, H.R. 1206, aims to reduce insurers' odds under health reform of having to issue rebates by giving states more authority to say how much companies must spend on medical care. If passed, it would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
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