24-Hour Health Coverage Draws Industry Fire

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An amendment introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. to require “24-hour health coverage”* has drawn industry fire, according to an article, Another Health Care Amendment Draws P&C Industry Fire, by Arthur D. Postal.

In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, which was not expected to take up the amendment today, the p&c industry argues that, “the amendment would upend the systems now in place to protect injured workers, drivers and passengers.”

The insurers added that the 24-hour coverage concept “would destroy the healthy and competitive auto insurance marketplace.”

According to a lobbyist for the American Insurance Association, the amendment is not likely to be taken up by the committee, although it has been officially filed.

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