The political climate has become so volatile in Washington that working with Congress is becoming an ever-more difficult task, said the head of the National Association of Health Underwriters at a recent conference.

"A lot goes on in Washington that is ugly a part of the time; it's not always what you want it to be. ... [But] it's a particularity hostile environment right now and we were hopeful that would change after the election. It hasn't changed much," said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. "We have an inability to get things done in our Congress because they refuse to work together."

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