Federal Insurance Chief McRaith Leaving Post on Jan. 20

January 6, 2017

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    From what this article says, he won’t be missed.

    • January 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm
      Agent says:
      Hot debate. What do you think?
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      Jack, there is a new Sheriff in town and Obama appointees can pack their bags. We didn’t need this position anyway. Waste of taxpayer money. Leave insurance regulation to the states where it belongs.

      • January 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm
        Ron says:
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        Agent,

        Based on your post, you are against selling health insurance policies across state lines. If you are for that, how will they be regulated since they would be considered interstate commerce? Will the federal government force states to allow the sale of a policy that does not meet their regulations because it meets the regulations of the health insurer’s state of domicile?

        Let’s see if you could actually answer these questions directly without insults.

        • January 6, 2017 at 3:54 pm
          Agent says:
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          Ron, this job didn’t have any regulatory authority so therefore it can be eliminated entirely and we the taxpayer will save the salary. Any Obama employee should be asked to leave just like the Ambassadors who will be gone by inauguration day. Think that is heartless? Obama sent the GW Ambassadors away when he was inaugurated. The new Sheriff will drain the swamp whether you like it or not.

          • January 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm
            Stevie says:
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            He’s doing a stellar job of draining the swamp, that is of any decent people and regulations. He’s appointing more dangerous retreads than the truck tire retreader that cost me millions as an underwriter ever did.

          • January 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm
            Ron says:
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            Agent,

            I agree with your post 100%.

            Now, care to answer my questions regarding how to regulate health insurance policies that are to be sold across state lines?

          • January 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            Read Rand Paul’s plan, which TODAY got a (degree of) approval from TrumPresidentIn13days;

            https://www.yahoo.com/news/concerns-over-dumping-obamacare-growing-among-gop-lawmakers-073038048–politics.html

          • January 9, 2017 at 8:33 am
            Ron says:
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            TrumPolarBear,

            There is no plan. The Republicans continue to prove me right that there has never been a real plan, just ideas and talking points to get votes. In addition, they are also proving me right they either have no interest or competency to govern.

            Maybe if they spent more time coming up with an actual replacement for the PPACA instead of wasting time and money trying to score political points attempting to repeal the law, they would have something for President Trump to sign on day 2, as he promised.

          • January 9, 2017 at 10:04 am
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            @Ron; your LIES will soon be exposed, as soon as Thursday, by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

            Stay tuned, to be exposed as a LIAR.

          • January 9, 2017 at 10:14 am
            Confused says:
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            Yogi wanted to be told when he posted off topic, and here is one example. His post about Healthcare is off the topic of the Federal Insurance Chief.

          • January 9, 2017 at 10:19 am
            Ron says:
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            TrumPolarBear,

            Can you enlighten us to what exactly they will reveal on Thursday? I want to know if you are lying to us now.

          • January 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            @Ron. No, I will not. But I can summarize it as follows: the risk averse issue will be addressed.

          • January 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm
            Ron says:
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            If all that will be addressed is a solution to risk aversion, then I have been telling the truth that there is no plan, only more ideas. I have already conceded that the Republicans have ideas, just no real plan.

            The only way I can be proven wrong is for a bill to replace the PPACA to be on President Trump’s desk on 1/21/2017. Otherwise, I am right.

          • January 10, 2017 at 8:18 am
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            Dem hypocrisy exposed again:

            VIGOROUSLY VET TrumPresident nominees for his cabinet and various Fed Administration positions.

            DON’T VET potentially dangerous refugees, some of whom have already been involved in terrorist actions in Europe.

            DON’T HELP VETS as much as they deserve, for their sacrifices to our Country.

            HELP ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and REFUGEES who will include many terrorists seeking entry to the US. Give them welfare and food stamps and collegiate scholarships and in-state tuition discounts, etc.

            HYPOCRITES!

          • January 10, 2017 at 9:32 am
            Ron says:
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            TrumPolarBear,

            Off topic… again.

            If I were a Republican and/or Conservative I would not speak of hypocrisy. That is the quintessential “pot calling the kettle black”.

            Even if what you posted were true, which it isn’t, that would not be hypocrisy. It would be poor, irresponsible decision making. There is a difference.

        • January 9, 2017 at 10:30 am
          Jack Kanauph says:
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          The sore losers continue to pick on Trump and his advisor choices. Accept and move on, and hope he does a great job. Trump is a different candidate, so naturally his choices are different too. The election is over and people are still attacking him based on conjecture.

          • January 9, 2017 at 10:39 am
            Ron says:
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            Jack Kanauph,

            Are you saying that we just let “Dear Leader” do whatever he wants and just hope for the best?

            Just like you and the Republicans were happy to accept President Obama, and his policies, and move on in 2008 and 2012?

            Trump supporters need to accept the fact that, in this great country, our leaders are all to be held accountable for their decisions.

          • January 9, 2017 at 11:08 am
            Confused says:
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            *and his Supreme Court nomination(s)

          • January 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            @Libitterals: Yes, TrumPresident and Republican Controlled Congress can do WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT…. not necessarily waht THEY want.

          • January 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            @Ron; Yes, it will be soon that Obama Administration staff WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their lawlessness by AG-to-be-confirmed Jeff Sessions.

          • January 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm
            Ron says:
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            If the Obama administration staff engaged in illegal and/or unethical activities, or conflicts of interest, and has been proven by the new AG, they should be held accountable.

            Simple yes/no question, Should President Trump and his administration also be held accountable?

          • January 10, 2017 at 12:09 am
            UW says:
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            You are such a child. Now standard procedures used for decades, or even that Republicans demanded less than 10 years ago are “picking on” them. Grow up, idiot.

  • January 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    Tom says:
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    He should return the pay he received for doing this phony baloney job

  • January 8, 2017 at 11:51 am
    TrumPolarBear says:
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    12 more days until the TRUMPRESIDENCY starts to MAGA!

  • January 9, 2017 at 9:22 am
    Bob Bichen says:
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    I worked with him as a carrier claim manager for business in Illinois. We had an interaction about a policyholder complaint related to a coverage determination on a commercial property policy (definition of “collapse”). I found him to be a reasonable professional, stronger than many in regulator roles in terms of coverage and advocacy. Opinions differ, but I suspect he will have little doubt leveraging his time in this role to a strong position in the future. The bigger question is what the future holds for FIO. It seems like this office has been pretty much a non-issue since its creation and insurance is still regulated almost exclusively (in widely varying fashion) by the states. Certainly there are arguments for or against FIO but most would appreciate consistent rate and other regulation rules and procedures for all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

  • January 9, 2017 at 10:04 am
    TrumPolarBear says:
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    11 more days until OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE ends.

    • January 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      …and the Russian Dream begins!

      Drago! Drago! Drago!

    • January 12, 2017 at 9:58 am
      Agent says:
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      TrumPolar, it was sure nice to see the President Elect put the Communist News Network in their place yesterday. They were totally exposed for what they are. Buzzfeed/Fake News.

      • January 12, 2017 at 10:35 am
        Ron says:
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        Yes, let’s just have an unconstitutional state-run media controlled by the Trump Administration. How could that possibly go wrong.

      • January 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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        “They were totally exposed for what they are. Buzzfeed/Fake News.”

        Spoken like a guy who didn’t bother to read either CNN story and the Buzzfeed story to see how totally different their articles were.



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