Voss: An epiphany at HHS
Susan Voss, NAIC President and Iowa Insurance Commissioner, believes that the leadership at HHS has had an epiphany they want this law to work, and now know that it cant without agents, she said. However, she believes, health care reform isnt going away. Were always going to be working on these issues together.
Ario: A role for brokers
Joel Ario, director of HHS Office of Insurance Exchanges, voiced his belief that there will be a role for brokers in PPACAs health insurance exchanges. If the exchanges are going to work, agents will have to be involved in them, he said. The rules should be the same both inside and outside the exchanges, Ario told the attendees.