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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."

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David Nexon is Senior Executive Vice President of the Advanced Medical Technology Association ("AdvaMed"), where he is responsible for domestic policy. Prior to joining AdvaMed, Nexon served for more than twenty years as the Democratic Health Policy Staff Director for the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and as the Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In these capacities, he has been involved with most of the major health policy issues of the last two decades. Prior to joining Senator Kennedy's staff, Nexon was Senior Budget Examiner in the Health Branch of the Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Nexon held several academic appointments prior to entering government service. He received his BA from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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