Professor Kinney Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee
On Monday, July 27, 2009, Professor Eleanor DeArman Kinney testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's field hearing in New Albany, Indiana. She testified as an expert on insurance and health law before the field hearing (see House web site for testimony). Professor Kinney was asked to talk about the situation in Indiana regarding health insurance and, in particular, experiences of Hoosiers with rescission of private health insurance contracts and post claims underwriting which allows insurers to do their underwriting and decision-making about whether an insurance policy is valid after it has sold the individual. In addition, she also discussed the provisions in HR 3600, 111th Cong., to limit the practices of rescission and post claims underwriting. See http://energycommerce.house.gov. An article about the hearings appeared in the News and Tribune.Com web site.