Health Care: Commissioners Leave Toughest Medical Loss Ratio Calls to HHS
• "State insurance commissioners can check a major task off their list after unanimously passing a final model for the new health care law's medical loss ratio," CongressDaily (subscription) reports. "But now the Health and Human Services Department must quickly address thorny tax and implementation questions before it issues a final rule."
David B. Kendall
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David B. Kendall is a health policy analyst best known for crafting a new progressive agenda for health care. During his previous role at the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and its affiliate, the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), Kendall developed innovative policies for reforming health care financing and delivery. His work has been praised on the editorial page of The New York Times, by national columnists such as Morton Kondracke and James Glassman, and by former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and John Breaux (D-LA) and Congressman Bill Thomas (R-CA).
Prior to joining PPI in 1994, he served for seven years on the staff of Congressman Michael A. Andrews (D TX) where he held several positions including legislative director and senior policy director. In 1994, he worked extensively with the Jackson Hole Group and Congressman Jim Cooper on major health reform legislation known as managed competition. In 1993, he served on the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, and in 1986, Mr. Kendall was a legislative assistant to Congressman James R. Jones (D OK), a former chairman of the Budget Committee. He attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate.