WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The National Association of Health Underwriters issued the following news release:
Health care policymakers and leaders will speak about the implementation and future of health care reform at the National Association of Health Underwriters' (NAHU) 24th Annual Capitol Conference. More than 850 health insurance agents, brokers and consultants are expected to attend the
conference, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC,
on February 24-26, to address issues such as exchanges, the individual mandate, essential health benefits, tax credits and penalties, existing
government regulations and bipartisan implementation of healthcare reform.
"It is important that we focus on moving forward with implementation of what is already regulated and working to improve what we can change," said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. "We are educating agents and brokers so they know what to expect and how to best prepare and assist their clients. We are also working to ensure that agents and brokers are included in the health insurance exchanges and that we address concerns with the employer mandate, community rating and other market reforms."
Speakers include Sharon Day, Co-Chair, Republican National Committee; Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Member, Budget, Commerce and Aging Committees;
Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Chairwoman, Republican Women's Policy Committee, and many other industry professionals.
At NAHU's Capitol Conference, health insurance agents and brokers communicate their legislative agenda to congressional leaders. One of NAHU's top advocacy goals is to minimize the potential health insurance cost
increases from the law and to make sure that elected officials understand the critical role that health insurance agents, brokers and consultant
s play in our health care marketplace.
"Every year, our members look forward to engaging in an open healthcare discussion with their legislators," said NAHU President Thomas Harte. " We believe there is a critical need to ensure that the healthcare delivery
system is solvent, stable and efficient, and NAHU's Capitol Conference
gives us the tools we need to help American families and businesses access the coverage they deserve at a price they can afford."
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