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+ Earlybird updated October 22 

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."


Biography provided by participant

Ron Pollack is the Founding Executive Director of Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. Families USA's numerous reports and analyses -- on such matters as health coverage for the uninsured and underinsured, Medicaid, Medicare, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), prescription drug issues, long-term care, and others -- are frequently cited at Congressional hearings, in state legislatures, by the media, and by consumer organizations that Families USA works with all across the country.

Prior to his current position at Families USA, Mr. Pollack was the Dean of the Antioch School of Law.

Mr. Pollack was also the Founding Executive Director of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a leading national organization focused on eliminating hunger in the U.S. In that capacity, he argued two successful cases on the same day in the U.S. Supreme Court to secure food aid for low-income Americans, and he brought the successful federal litigation that resulted in the creation of the WIC program for malnourished mothers and infants.

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