We believe that health insurers have not been engaging in anti-competitive conduct and that McCarran-Ferguson does not provide a shield for such conductPanel axes health insurer antitrust shield Oct 21, 2009
You see a range of diverse stakeholders trying to work together to achieve healthcare reformHealthcare reform has support -- for now Nov 21, 2008
We've had the conversation about ... guaranteed issue. But we are prepared to have that conversation in the insurance industry if the politicians are ready to stand up and say we are going to get everyone inObama's health plan may change directions Jun 27, 2008
Health insurance premiums grew at the lowest rate in a decade due to the cost containment and quality improvement activities implemented by health insurance plansHealth premiums grew at slow rate Jan 09, 2008
There's going to be a lot of information out thereGroups try to dispel healthcare confusion Aug 12, 2010
Karen Ignagni (b. 1954, Niagara Falls, NY) is the president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) former HIAA (Health Insurance Association of America). She is often mentioned as one of the most effective lobbyists and the most powerful people in healthcare. She is currently involved with attempts to reform health care in the United States to benefit health insurance companies.
Ignagni grew up in Providence, where her father was a fireman and mother worked at the city hall. She graduated from the Providence College, where she majored in political science, and from Loyola College Executive MBA program.
Ignagni led the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP) from 1993 until 2003 when it merged with the Health Insurance Association of America. Before joining AAHP, she was a director of the AFL-CIO's Department of Employee Benefits. Previously she worked in the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as a staffer for Senator Claiborne Pell.