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America's Health Insurance Plans

Organization information
Typetrade association
Purposepolitical advocacy
District of Columbia
Region servedUnited States
PresidentKaren Ignagni

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America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is a national political advocacy and trade association with about 1,300 member companies that sell health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans. AHIP was formed through the merger of Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and American Association of Health Plans (AAHP). AAHP was formed through a merger between two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) trade associations, Group Health Association of America and American Managed Care and Review Association. AHIP is a member of CAQH, a coalition of healthcare trade associations and health plans that aims to simplify healthcare administration.The AHIP Center for Policy and Research is the trade association's research arm. The center publishes research on a variety of forms of private health insurance, often based on survey data gathered from AHIP member companies. The forms of insurance studied include disability income and long-term care insurance as well as different types of medical expense insurance.

AHIP President Karen M. Ignagni frequently serves as a spokesperson for the views of the insurance industry. On September 27, 2007, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show opposite Michael Moore, the director of Sicko, to discuss health insurance.

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Living organ donors face insurance hassles - Tweet this news to Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for -America's Health Insurance Plans-, a trade group, donating an organ is not sufficient grounds on its own to lead to a denial of coverage. But consumers and advocates tell a different story. - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:26:18 GMT+00:00
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GoozNew--“The idea of having experts making recommendations on how to bring down medical costs is a good idea,” said Robert Zirkelbach, the chief spokesman for -America's Health Insurance Plans-, the industry trade group. “The question is wheth - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:08:12 GMT+00:00
Mitchell Williams Firm Opens Washington DC Office - Arkansas Business Online Tweet this news
Arkansas Business Online--The office, which opened in March, is led by attorney Randi Reichel, previously an independent consultant with a national practice whose clients included -America's Health Insurance Plans- (AHIP). Mitchell Williams' man - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:13:23 GMT+00:00
House Committee to Health-Care Advocacy Groups: We Want Details - Fox Business Tweet this news
Fox Business--of the House Energy and Commerce Committee requested AARP, AFL-CIO, AdvaMed, AFSCME, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, -America's Health Insurance Plans-, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Business Round - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:12:20 GMT+00:00
House GOP Seeks Details About Health Reform 'Meetings And Discussions' - Kaiser Health News Tweet this news
Kaiser Health News--of the House Energy and Commerce Committee requested AARP, AFL-CIO, AdvaMed, AFSCME, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, -America's Health Insurance Plans-, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Business - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:04:19 GMT+00:00
Committee Steps Up Investigation Into Closed-Door Health Meetings - Media Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
Media Newswire (press release)--The committee members sent letters requesting information and documents to AARP, AdvaMed, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, American Hospital Association, -America's Health Insurance Plans-, American Medical Association, Blue Cross and - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:25:44 GMT+00:00
Healthcare lobbying cools down one year after reform law's passage - The Hill (blog) Tweet this news
The Hill (blog)--Health insurers however are still spending as much as they were a year ago, if not more. -America's Health Insurance Plans- for example spent $2.33 million, just 14 percent less than the $2.7 million spent in the first quarter of 201 - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:10:59 GMT+00:00
Private health insurance: An expensive lethal prescription - Circleville Herald Tweet this news
Circleville Herald--Therefore the total cost of insurance would be higher.” The only cash flow guaranteed to increase under Rep. Ryan's giveaway to -America's Health Insurance Plans- (AHIP) is that torrent that streams from health insurers boa - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:45:57 GMT+00:00
'Medicare Advantage For All' Raises Questions, Concerns - Insurance News Net (press release) Tweet this news
Insurance News Net (press release)--Seniors would pay more and get less care, while health insurance companies would make more billions in profits." -America's Health Insurance Plans- , a health insurers' trade group, declined to commen - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:10:15 GMT+00:00
Why Did Malloy Cave on the Transformational SustiNet Health Care Bill - New Haven Advocate Tweet this news
New Haven Advocate--Little has changed since the SustiNet plan took shape last fall. What has changed, though, is the ferocity of its opponents. -America's Health Insurance Plans-, the national organization that lobbies for health insurers, released - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:17:26 GMT+00:00

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