Spotlight: Groups urge reviews of insurers' medical loss ratios, state lobbying

Two consumer groups urged the Department of Health and Human Services to examine recent declines in major health insurers' medical loss ratios, contending the changes could reflect moves to help the insurers "game" the system later, when new requirements for medical loss ratios go into effect. Separately, a healthcare activist group called for public disclosure of health insurers' state lobbying expenditures, which the group said have risen to "unprecedented" levels as states work on key aspects of the federal health reform law. FierceHealthPayer

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