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30th Annual NAHU Capitol Conference

on Mar 3, 2020 in General Parrott Insurance News, Staff News

 

Team member Dan Odorizzi was in Washington DC last week for the 30th Annual NAHU Capitol Conference (February 26-28).

As President-Elect of the North Carolina National Association of Health Underwriters, Dan gave important input to lawmakers while learning about the latest news in health-reform.

During the conference, Dan heard speeches from leaders like Seema Verma (Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and Nick Buettner (VP of Product for the Blue Zones Project). From their presentations, Dan shared the following information:

  • “Medicare for All would be prohibitively expensive. Estimates are around $32 trillion over ten years with an average tax increase of $24,000 per household.”
  • “84% of all U.S. medical costs are explained by physical inactivity, food choices and portion size, tobacco, and unmanaged stress.”
  • “The employer-sponsored health insurance system provides private-sector, market-based coverage for more than 175 million Americans, including those covered by unions. Eliminating the employer tax exclusion would be detrimental to the stability of the employer-based market and would negatively affect middle-class Americans.”

With NAHU colleagues from every part of the country, we are so happy Dan could go to our nation’s capital and contribute to making a difference in the health-reform debate!

 

 

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