A leading bureaucrat has issued a word of warning to the health insurers, saying that they should stop criticising the Obama health care overhaul law. These insurers held the law responsible for the increase in the health premiums.
A letter was sent to a Washington DC-based association of insurers by Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius stating that they would not stand any kind of misinformation and unfair rate hikes from their members.
In the letter sent on Thursday, Sebelius said to America's Health Insurance Plans, "Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections".
Sebelius' letter followed The Dallas Morning News and stories from other media channels revealing how insurers were either boosting rates of the health premiums or leaving the markets, as a consequence of the health care law's prerequisites.
President and Chief Executive of the insurers' association, Karen Ignagni said that there is a swell in the insurance premiums due to the rise in medical services. A lot of people gave up their insurance plans in the midst of a puny economy, and also because of the requirements of the new law.