Obama Administration Grasping at Straws and “Forcing” Health Insurance Companies to Turn over their Documents?

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A spokesman for the health insurance industry accused congressional Democrats on Wednesday of mounting a “fishing expedition,” as dozens of individual insurers weighed whether to honor a request for sensitive financial records sought in a House committee’s investigation.

 

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The letters were signed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, and Mr. Stupak, who heads a key subcommittee of the panel.

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The letter requested the information be provided by early September. While companies are not under legal obligation to comply, the committee could respond to a refusal by voting to subpoena the information at a later date. House Democratic leaders hope to have a floor vote on a final health care reform proposal by the end of September.

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