Senate Republican leaders pen open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers

Senate Republican leaders pen open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Center), and Banking and Insurance Committee Majority Chairman Don White (R-Indiana) penned an open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers Friday asking them to charge their customers no more than they requested the Insurance Department approve despite the department establishing Affordable Care Act rate increase higher than what the companies sought.

 

Earlier this month, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced that the average Affordable Care Act individual rate increased 32.5 percent while the average small group rate increased by just over seven percent.

Friday, October 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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INTIMIDATION TACTICS BILL CLEARS COMMITTEE, HEADS TO FULL SENATE

A loophole in the Pennsylvania Criminal Code allowing for violent intimidation tactics during collective bargaining negotiations is one step closer to being closed.

House Bill 1154, introduced by Rep. Ron Miller (R-York), passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today by unanimous vote. One amendment was adopted to the bill.

The bill as amended would close the loophole that allows certain harassment, stalking, and other intimidation tactics when they take place in conjunction with collective bargaining agreement negotiations. The amendment ensured that speech protected by the state and federal constitutions would remain protected under the crimes code; however, it also ensured that uses of weapons of mass destruction in such negotiations are completely illegal.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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