HIAA Unveils Ad Campaign To Fight "Dingwood" Bill


August 9, 1999

CONTACT: Carrie B. Tydings

(202) 824-1786

e-mail: ctydings@hiaa.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. Ė The Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) today unveiled a radio advertising campaign designed to combat the Norwood-Dingell Bill, which would serve to increase costs and the number of uninsured.

According to HIAA President Chip Kahn, "We are taking a stand against the "Dingwood" bill, that would serve to drive up the cost of health care and increase the rolls of the uninsured." Mr. Kahn went on to say, "The Norwood-Dingell Bill would be devastating for consumers and employers alike. It places health care truly at the mercy of the trial attorneys, and through excessive regulation and red tape, will add up to $200 to each familyís health care costs."

The 60-second ad will run in selected cities including New York, Buffalo and Elmira, New York; Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Casper, Wyoming from August 23 to September 3.

The Health Insurance Association of American is the nationís most prominent trade association representing the nationís private health care system. Its 269 members provide health, long-term care, disability and supplemental coverage to more than 115 million Americans.


NOTE TO MEDIA: A transcript of the ad is available at http://www.hiaa.org/news/news-state/hiaaradioad.htm


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