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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – December 19, 2013

The deadline to enroll in coverage for January 1 was officially extended by a week, but the new December 23 deadline is fast approaching, and premium payments are required to be paid by the last day of 2013 for January

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Posted in Articles, CHIP, CMS, doc fix, Health Reform, HHS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, MedPAC, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – December 12, 2012

  As the year’s end approaches, the Hill is a flurry of activity with representatives from various health groups trying to ensure that whatever solution Congress finds to the fiscal cliff problems does not negatively affect them and those they

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, CMS, exchange, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Health Reform, IRS, PPACA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – August 1, 2012

Over the past week, analysts at the Congressional Budget Office said they expect that the Supreme Court’s decision, which struck down the requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs, will result in 3 million more uninsured and reduce costs by

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Posted in Alaska, Arkansas, Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Health Reform, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Kentucky, Medicaid, PPACA, Supreme Court, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update July 3, 2012

The Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a landmark 5-4 decision, which prompted many in business, the administration and states around the country to proceed with the Act’s implementation, while others are preparing for a

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Health Reform, Medicaid, PPACA, Supreme Court, Texas, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update March 8, 2012

In the past week, HHS reported that the Affordable Care Act has eliminated lifetime limits on coverage for more than 105 million Americans; a U.S. House subpanel approved a measure to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); and House

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update

On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its long-awaited regulations on medical payouts required under the health care law, a standard known as the medical loss ratio (MLR). The new rules say that

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