Full Committee Hearing

Health Insurance Challenges: Buyer Beware

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Time: 09:30 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Member Statements

  1.  Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2. Senator Max Baucus (D - MT)


Panel I

  1. Marie Almond
    Victim of unauthorized health insurance plan
    Albemarle , NC
  2. Joan Piantadosi
    Wife of Albert Piantadosi, Victim of unauthorized health insurance plan
    Deerfield Beach , FL

Panel II

  1. Kathryn Allen
    Director, Health Care - Medicaid & Private Health Insurance Issues
    United States General Accounting Office
    Washington , DC
  2. Robert Cramer
    Managing Director
    Office of Special Investigations, General Accounting Office
    Washington , DC
  3. Ann Combs
    Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration
    United States Department of Labor
    Washington , DC

Panel III

  1. Fred Nepple
    Chair of ERISA Working Group
    National Association of Insurance
    Austin , TX
  2. Jose Montemayor
    Commissioner of Insurance
    Texas Department of Insurance
    Austin , TX
  3. Mila Kofman, J.D.
    Assistant Research Professor
    Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
    Washington , DC

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