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House Speaker, John Boehner Addresses NAHU Capitol Conference

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) addressed the attendees of NAHU's 2012 Capitol Conference in Washington, DC. The Speaker provided remarks on the current state of the healthcare reform legislation and announced that the House would be voting on legislation to repeal the CLASS Act. The House Speaker also expressed support for the health insurance broker community. A video of the Speakers remarks can found here. Additionally, an article from Lifehealthpro.com, summarizing a few key announcements from today's Capitol Conference events can be reviewed here.

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Legislative Town Hall

The National Association of Health Underwriters completed a legislative town hall on January 10, 2012. The audio and powerpoint replay can be accessed if you would like to view the presentation. Please have your NAHU website sign-on available as you will need to log in to download both the audio recording and powerpoint slides.

Be sure to mark your calendars for upcoming 2012 NAHU town hall webinars.

Wednesday, March 14th @ 1PM
Wednesday, June 13th @ 1PM
Wednesday, September 12th @ 1PM
Wednesday, December 12th @ 1PM

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HIBBC on Capitol Hill

On December 15, 2011, HIBBC Co-Chair Larry Livengood, principal of What a Stitch, LLC in Mt. Airy Maryland testified before the House Small Business Committee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations. The hearing was entitled "New Medical Loss Ratios: Increasing Health Care Value or Just Eliminating Jobs." Mr. Livengood provided testimony on how the MLR provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are negatively impacting his business. He also spoke about how reliant he his on his health insurance consultant, NAHU member Paul Younkins. You can view a video of the hearing by clicking here.

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