Feinstein Bill Would Kill Healthcare Hikes

Friday, 10 Jun 2011 02:02 PM

By Dan Weil

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  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.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
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:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Val Kilmer Weight: Star Sheds Pounds, But Has It Gone Too Far?

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 18:55 PM

Actor Val Kilmer is drawing attention for his dramatic weight loss.
The "Batman Forever" star, 54, was seen shoppin . . .

McDonald's: Gun Pulled by Man Over Missing Drive-Thru Cheeseburger

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 20:12 PM

A man in Nashville, Tennessee, is accused of pulling a gun in a McDonald's restaurant and complaining that his drive-thr . . .

Amy Van Dyken: Accident Changed Outlook and 2015 Will Be 'Awesome'

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 19:57 PM

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken is showing an increased appreciation for life after an ATV accident this sum . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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