House Dem rips new insurance rule

“You’re not a waster of time and money,” said Andrews, the ranking member of the Education and Workforce Committee’s Health subpanel. “You’re a saver of time and money.”

Democrats and members of the Obama administration spent the past week trying to smooth over relations with insurance brokers in town for the NAHU conference.

Brokers feel slighted by the reform law because of the MLR rule, as well as new Web-accessible insurance exchanges that start up in 2014.

On Tuesday, Joel Ario, who heads the exchanges for the Health and Human Services Department, tried to assure the brokers that they will play a role in the state-run exchanges.