"Insurers oppose mandates because they raise costs for consumers and can ultimately price consumers out of the insurance market," says Richard Coorsh, a spokesman for the Health Insurance Association of America
, which represents 250 private insurers.
In addition, the letter includes information on membership initiatives to fight health care fraud as set forth by the major health care associations such as the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, American Medical Association and the Health Insurance Association of America
The head of the Health Insurance Association of America
(HIAA) and creator of "Harry and Louise," William Gradison, served as a congressperson from Ohio for nearly 20 years.
"One of the prin- cipal reasons people give for not participating in studies is the fear that this information will get out and be used against them." Richard Coorsh of the Health Insurance Association of America
(HIAA) in Washington, D.C., notes that the study reflects perceived-not necessarily actual-discrimination.
The total cost of maternity care, on average, was $4334 in 1989, according to the Health Insurance Association of America
; the cost of a cesarean section was $7186.
This distinguished list includes Representative Willis Gradison (Republican-Ohio), who is now president of the Health Insurance Association of America
, which sponsored the "Harry and Louise" ads to the tune of over $10 million.
The Washington-based Health Insurance Association of America
represents almost 300 of these threatened firms (serving about 35 percent of the market), and it--not the Big Five--is the organization behind the commercials that drove Mrs.
When Hillary Rodham Clinton blasted the insurance companies, namely the Health Insurance Association of America
(HIAA), over their TV commercials, most Americans assume the Clintons are taking on the entire giant industry.
* The Consumer's Guide to Medicare Supplement Insurance is available free from the Health Insurance Association of America
The Health Insurance Association of America
(Washington, D.C.) has actively promoted "wellness at the worksite" for more than ten years.
3 Health Insurance Association of America
, Sourcebook of Health Insurance Data, 1984-85, Tables 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5.
Jenckes, Scallet, Patchett--respectively, senior vice president of the Health Insurance Association of America
, Washington, D.C.; executive director of the Coalition of Association Employee Benefit Plans and a partner in the law firm LeBoeuf, Leiby, Lamb & MacRae, both in Washington, D.C.; and director of state legislation at the American Medical Association, Chicago--and others in the association community are captured by the format and price tag questions much as government is.