In it, but not of it. TPM DC

AHIP Chief Ignores Protestors

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The protest was the culmination of a full-court-press effort by HCFAN to draw attention to the AHIP meeting taking place in the Hilton four blocks from the White House. This morning, the group bought full-page ads in several D.C. newspapers calling on Igagni to meet with seven insurance customers.

As the protest broke up, Kirsch told TPMDC he wasn't surprised Ignagni didn't make it and said he doubted the AHIP members inside the hotel were paid much attention to the protesters gathered outside.

"They're deaf and dumb in there," he said. "They always have been. They've made it clear over and over that they're completely opposed to reform."