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Interview with Sean Shaw, Insurance Consumer Advocate for Florida

Arin Greenwood speaks with Florida's insurance consumer advocate, Sean Shaw, about the state's insurance crisis, the immediate need to shrink its state insurance pool, and efforts to bring stability to its property insurance market.

Interview with Devon Herrick of the National Center for Policy Analysis

Today's Health Care News podcast features health economist Devon Herrick, a senior fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis, talking about what the Blair House summit means, if anything, for the prospects of the health care legislation, why the president's latest proposal isn't an improvement over prior legislation, and what should be happening at the state level to fix health care in a pro-consumer way.

Principle 4: Support an optional federal charter.

The optional federal charter provides a sound model for modernization and accountability.

Principle 3: Minimize residual insurance markets.

State-run markets-of-last-resort should be small and for temporary use only.

Principle 2: Emphasize solvency.

The government's primary role in regulating insurance should be making sure companies can pay their claims.

Interview with Congressman Paul Broun

Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia, a physician and a leading voice on health policy for the Republicans, shares his thoughts on the upcoming summit with the President, Evan Bayh's retirement, and what pro-consumer health reform would look like.
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