Tag: health insurance exchange

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Colorado Health Insurance Exchange

The administration-supported Colorado health insurance exchange bill had its first hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee¬† last week. Although it passed out of the Democratic-controlled committee, there was a heated debate when Republicans asked for an amendment that would add a conditional repeal provision in case ongoing […]

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Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange

A bill that defines the membership and appointment process for the Health Care for the Uninsured Board (HUB), which would oversee the implementation of a state Oklahoma health insurance exchange, was approved last week by a 51-34 vote in the House of Representatives. The bill now moves on to the […]

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New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

The Democrat-controlled legislature passed a New Mexico health insurance exchange bill that has a strong chance of being vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez, who leans toward waiting for the dust to settle on PPACA litigation. The health insurance exchange would be a nonprofit public corporation with the ability to negotiate […]

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Colorado Health Insurance Exchange

A bipartisan Colorado health insurance exchange bill was introduced last week by Sen. Betty Boyd (D), Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, and Rep. Amy Stephens (R), House Majority Leader. The bill focuses on governance and would create a health insurance exchange that is a nonprofit unincorporated public […]

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Nevada Health Insurance Exchange

The Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) has scheduled another set of public meetings to discuss the purpose and general requirements of a Nevada health insurance exchange, Earlier this month, DHCFP held a set of public meetings that focused on outreach, education and enrollment to establish a […]

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Georgia Health Insurance Exchange

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that he will no longer pursue legislation to implement a Georgia health insurance exchange this session. In a statement, he said he favors waiting for an expedited ruling expected from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of PPACA. The governor said he […]

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Health Insurance Reform Issues Student Health Insurance

With a law as complex as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), unintended consequences are always a concern. Last week The Wall Street Journal reported that the physician community is witnessing the emergence of a significant unintended consequence — since tax-advantaged flexible spending accounts can no longer be […]

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States Fight Back On Health Care Reform

When the nation’s governors came calling at the White House last week, President Obama greeted his guests with the offer of new flexibility toward implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The President said he is willing to give states an earlier opportunity to opt out of […]

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Very Busy Week In Individual Health Insurance Reform

If you’re keeping score, three federal judges have now ruled in favor of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) while two have ruled against it. The latest to weigh in was a federal judge in the District of Columbia who last week upheld the constitutionality […]

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Individual Health Insurance Reform Intense Debate

When House Republicans voted Friday to block funding for health care reform implementation (see below), it was with the knowledge that most Americans disapprove of the tactic. A new CBS News poll shows 55 percent of Americans disapprove of the defunding effort while just 35 percent support it. The poll […]