10/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Press Insurance Companies On "Purging" Small Businesses

Two senior House Democratic lawmakers are seeking new information from six top insurance companies in an ongoing probe of the industry's business practices.

Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of that panel's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, on Monday asked the companies to turn over information about what they call their practice of "purging" small businesses from their rolls when covered employees get sick.

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