On Saturday, December 5, 2009, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) announced that U.S. insurance regulators entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the Agencia Nacional de Saude Suplementar (ANS), Brazil’s Insurance Regulator for Health Plans and Health Insurance, during the NAIC Winter Meeting.
The Senate returned from Thanksgiving break last week and resumed consideration of its healthcare reform bill in earnest, debating and voting on several amendments to the legislation.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) filed an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) (the “PPACA”) on December 1, 2009, that would repeal the exemption from federal antitrust laws for the health insurance and medical malpractice insurance industries.
The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill (the Bill) had its 1st reading in the House of Lords on 23 November 2009.
Healthcare reform efforts headed into another weekend showdown, as the Senate kicked-off consideration of its legislation with a key procedural vote on Saturday evening.
QBE Insurance Group recently stated that the company expects its gross written premiums from Latin American operations to grow by 7.14 for the year 2009.
The House passed its $1 trillion healthcare reform bill over the weekend, following a week-long flurry of behind-the-scenes activity by Democratic leaders, as they worked to line up the 218 votes necessary for passage.
Governor Time Pawlenty (R-MN) recently outlined a set of proposed healthcare reforms to be considered during Minnesota's 2010 legislative session.
On October 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted to repeal health and medical malpractice insurers’ long-standing federal antitrust exemption.
Vice President Joseph Biden spoke yesterday at the NAIC Fall meeting taking place near Washington DC, and he used the opportunity to seek the support of state insurance commissioners for the Government's proposals for national healthcare reform.