WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the committee will hear from state insurance commissioners and governors, respectively, at the first two bipartisan hearings in September on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market. Senator Hassan serves as a member of the HELP Committee.
“I am pleased that the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is moving forward with bipartisan hearings on how to bring stability to health insurance markets, and it is critical that President Trump drops his efforts to sabotage health insurance markets – especially as Republicans and Democrats are working together to make improvements to the law that will lower costs,” said Senator Hassan. “I have long called for members of both parties to come together on common-sense solutions to improve upon the Affordable Care Act and lower health care costs, and these bipartisan hearings are an important start.”
Details for the first two hearings:
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Governors
Time: 9:00 a.m.
*NOTE: The committee intends to have more bipartisan hearings on the individual insurance market and those details will be announced at a later date. Witnesses for the first two hearings will also be announced at a later date.