STATE REGULATORS MEET WITH
PRESIDENT OBAMA AND
Implementation Focus of White House Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 22, 2010) —
Thirty four members of the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met with President Obama today to
discuss implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
“We appreciate the opportunity to discuss what is happening ‘on
the ground‘ in the states as health care reform becomes a reality,”
said Jane L. Cline, NAIC President and West Virginia Insurance
Commissioner. “It is our shared goal that consumers have access
to affordable and adequate coverage, with minimal disruption to the
The meeting also included Secretary of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis as well as top
Administration advisors from the White House, including Stephanie
Cutter, Assistant to the President for Special Projects and
Nancy-Ann DeParle, Counselor to the President and Director of the
Office of Health Reform.
During the meeting, the President stressed the need for consumers
to have adequate information on changes as they occur. He
acknowledged the important role of state regulators in implementing
reform and educating the public.
September 23 marks the six-month anniversary of the signing of
PPACA, and an important milestone as early provisions of the
legislation start to take effect. The recent NAIC
Consumer Alert: Additional Health Care Reform Provisions
Kick In details what these early provisions mean for consumers.
Regulators from the following states and jurisdictions were
at today‘s White House meeting: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington,
West Virginia and Wisconsin.
About the NAIC
Formed in 1871, the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners (NAIC) is a voluntary organization of the chief
insurance regulatory officials of the 50 states, the District of
Columbia and five U.S. territories. The NAIC has three offices:
Executive Office, Washington, D.C.; Central Office, Kansas City,
Mo.; and Securities Valuation Office, New York City. The NAIC serves
the needs of consumers and the industry, with an overriding
objective of supporting state insurance regulators as they protect
consumers and maintain the financial stability of the insurance
marketplace. For more information, visit www.naic.org.
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