As the debate over health care increasingly finds the practices of insurers under scrutiny, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), have sent a letter to 52 health insurers asking for detailed information on executive compensation.

Requested to respond to the letter by Sept. 4, insurers are bristling at releasing the information.

In an interview on Fox News, Michael Tuffin, EVP for America's Health Insurance Plans, called the letter "a fishing expedition" and said the letter was “designed to chill dissent” by those who oppose health care reform. Tuffin added that much of the information requested was already provided to state insurance commissioners.


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