President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services SecretaryKathleen Sebelius met Thursday with members of the National Association of InsuranceCommissioners (NAIC) to discuss health insurance rate increasesand how to improve health insurance markets for all consumers.

The NAIC released highlights of that discussion:

State regulators stressed the importance of thorough andobjective rate review, adding that premium increases must beactuarially justified without discriminating unfairly against anygroups of policyholders.

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