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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – October 22, 2013

 After 16 days of government shutdown, Congress voted to reopen the government and avert default without defundingthe Affordable Care Act, delaying the individual mandate, stripping the medical device tax from the law or requiring members of Congress and their staffs to

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, debt ceiling, doc fix, exchange, Government Shutdown, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Medicaid expansion, MedPAC, SGR, 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

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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Posted in Health Reform, HHS, HITECH, Kathleen Sebelius, PPACA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

Much of the health care news this week focused on the effect the election may have on PPACA. Many think major Republican gains could mean significant hold-ups in the legislation’s implementation, or possibly even repeal. Democratic pollsters warned Republicans that

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Posted in CMI, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, PPACA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

 Last Monday, a federal judge in Virginia said he would rule before the end of the year on whether the health reform legislation violates the Constitution. The judge conceded that his ruling would likely be just a small step on

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Posted in CMI, CMS, HHS, Joe L. Barton, Kathleen Sebelius, Medicaid, Medicare, Michael C. Burgess, National Associate of Insurance Commissioners, PPACA, Washington, D.C.
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