Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill Thursday to exempt insurance agents’ commissions from the medical loss ratio calculation in President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The 26-14 vote most fell along party lines, with the exception of Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., who’s sponsoring the bill along with Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

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