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Agent-friendly MLR bill could be revived in expanded form

Rep. Blackburn tells agents to keep their eye on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Ways and Means this session

Rep. Marsha Blackburn wants to curtail perceived ill effects of the ACA on agents, health insurance market. (AP photo/Harry Hamburg)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn wants to curtail perceived ill effects of the ACA on agents, health insurance market. (AP photo/Harry Hamburg)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today told the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) to keep its eye on her committee as well as on Ways and Means for action this year on health reform policy change initiatives and other work on Republican priorities, including the possible reinvigoration of some old business with agent-promoted legislation. 

Blackburn specifically mentioned three pieces of legislation she supports, beginning with the currently dormant H.R. 1206, the so-called MLR (medical loss ratio) bill that would change the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) rules in order to have insurance agent commissions stay in the numerator, with health care costs.

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