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Insurance Commissioners McPeak (Tenn.), Miller (Pa.), Wing-Heier (Alaska) and Doak (Okla.) also to testify

(Washington, D.C.) –  Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced that on September 6 the Senate’s health committee will hear testimony from state insurance commissioners representing the states of Washington, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Oklahoma.

•       Mike Kreidler, OD, Washington State Insurance Commissioner

•       Julie Mix McPeak, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

•       Theresa Miller, JD, Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania

•       Lori K. Wing-Heier, Director, Alaska Division of Insurance

•       John Doak, Commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Insurance

The hearing on Wednesday, September 6th, titled “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Insurance Commissioners,” will take place in Dirksen 430 at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m ET.

Sens. Alexander and Murray announced earlier this month that the committee would hold a series of hearings in September on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market so that the 18 million Americans in the individual market will be able to buy insurance at affordable prices in the year 2018.

The committee will hear from governors from Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Tennessee and Utah the next day, Thursday September 7th.