|By Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Moscow, Idaho|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
--Affiliation: Democratic party
--Current occupation: Insurance commissioner of
--Family: Kreidler lives in
--Affiliation: Prefers Republican party
--Current occupation: Insurance broker
--Family: Adams and his wife, Starr, live in the
The insurance commissioner is responsible for regulating insurance companies and practices across the state, a
Kreidler touts accomplishments in his three terms as commissioner such as cutting excessive rate increases by insurance companies, fighting attempts by big out-of-state insurance companies to take away consumer legal protections, helping individual consumers recover more than
Adams has owned his own insurance brokerage firm,
Adams said, if elected, he will "evaluate the existing office by calling for a performance audit from a disinterested independent source. This has never been done and a current review is appropriate." He also said he would reduce over-regulation, advocate to reform unfair underwriting practices, address pricing of prescription drugs and increase funding to
A recent article in the
"The more people outside the system that aren't covered but have significant medical costs that they can't afford ... the more it costs us," as the cost shifts to other insurance policyholders in the form of increased premiums, Kreidler said.
Kreidler has said he is committed to helping facilitate the creation of
Many major newspapers across the state have endorsed Kreidler for the position.
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