Washington — The House Energy and Commerce Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee has held hearings to consider the state of consumer protections in the long-term care insurance industry.

"This hearing will demonstrate that more Americans should consider protection if they can afford to do so and qualify for coverage," said John Dingell (D - Mich.), chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in his opening remarks. "However, we must ensure that they are protected from unscrupulous and unethical conduct by some insurance companies and their salesmen."

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