Rosendale Visits D.C. to Discuss Health Care Reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale spent the past week in Washington, D.C., meeting with key members of Congress to share ideas on how to improve health insurance and other issues.

Rosendale joined more than 40 members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for the 2017 All Commissioner D.C. Fly-In. Topics discussed included health reform, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization, financial regulatory reform and abuses by air ambulance companies. NAIC members spent two days discussing the impact of federal policies in the states with congressional members. Rosendale extended his D.C. trip to include additional meetings on health care reform.

“I spent time talking with key members of the Senate and Congress to make sure that Montana’s voice gets heard in the health care debate,” Rosendale said. “Especially at a time when our congressional seat sits vacant, it’s important that both chambers of Congress are hearing our voice.”

The House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) on Thursday. The bill will now head to the Senate.

“The Senate has an opportunity to amend the bill to address some of the biggest factors affecting rising health care costs and lack of access,” Rosendale said. “I spent time with Senators Steve Daines, Jon Tester and Senate leadership highlighting problems with the AHCA and opportunities to improve it to truly address Montanans’ health care needs. Montana must have more flexibility to stabilize our insurance market and empower consumers to make their own health care decisions.”

In his role as Vice Chair of the NAIC’s American Indian and Alaska Native Liaison Committee, Rosendale also met with the National Congress of American Indians while in D.C.

A photo of Matt meeting with Senator Daines can be found here.
A photo of Matt meeting with Senator Tester can be found here.
A photo of the NAIC Commissioner Fly-In Workshop can be found here.
A photo of Matt heading to the National Congress of American Indians can be found here.