Feinstein Bill Would Kill Healthcare Hikes

Friday, 10 Jun 2011 02:02 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that is guaranteed to alienate health insurance companies. The proposal would give federal and state government officials the authority to prevent health insurers from raising their premiums, The Hill reports.

feinstein healthcare billHer plan would represent a change to last year’s healthcare law. Federal officials currently can’t block rate increases, and while state officials can do so after a review, Feinstein’s bill would give them more discretion.

The issue of letting the government reject rate hikes generated heated debate during the negotiations among Democrats to create Obamacare. President Barack Obama originally sought such a provision, and Feinstein proposed the idea last year with initial support from many Democrats.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved