House Bill Would Create an Insurance Czar

  He, or she, would have enormous powers, including:

  • The power to decide who qualifies for federal subsidies to help buy coverage.
  • Set benefits for all plans participating in the health insurance exchange.
  • Determine the time table for allowing businesses of different sizes to send their employees to the exchange.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Exactly what we need. More concentration of power in Washington.

  2. Larry C. says:

    I have a bad feeling about all this.

  3. John R. Graham says:

    Like the Czars of Imperial Russia, a federal Insurance Czar would reduce the people to health-care serfdom.

    Health insurance is already over-regulated by 50 state insurance commissioners, who should limit themselves to policing good-faith processing of claims and fiscal solvency.

    Instead, they enforce complex codes of mandated benefits that hinder innovation and prevent insurers from developing policies that families and businesses would prefer. Laying another federal bureaucracy on top of this increases government power, but not choice.

  4. Mohammadali says:

    JenniferIf you are working and do not have hatelh insurance or access to, because of your kidney condition, you can check out your county’s medically indigent program. Unfortunately, this program does not back pay If this issue with your kidneys have prevented you from working, you may consider applying for SSI because of the disability which results from the medical condition. In that case, if approved, you can receive hatelh benefits which could be back-dated based on your onset of medical condition and the bills would be retroactively paid by.Other than that, there is no other way unless you are significantly disabled.