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Washington’s view of health insurance agents comes from extensive research into the practices of the health insurance agent. Agents merely help people sort through the myriad of health insurance choices to complete a purchase transaction. For that one transaction the agent receives an exorbitant commission, a commission so large that it impacts the affordability of health insurance for the average family. Eliminate the myriad of choices and there is no need for an agent. Cut out the agent and not only will the insurance companies be able to comply with the new medical loss ratio requirements, but health insurance will also be more affordable for all Americans.

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