NU Online News Service, Aug. 16, 3:16 p.m. EDT

SEATTLE–A meeting of insurance regulators and state legislators was interrupted by protestors who say health insurance company lobbyists are working to block states’ efforts to implement the recently passed health care reform legislation.

During the summer meeting here Saturday of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the state Government Liaison Committee meeting was interrupted by a group of protestors yelling that there was an “infestation of lobbyists” in the room. They handed out “lobbyist pandemic kits.” The protestors quickly left the room before security could arrive.

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