Tag: health insurance exchange

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The Real Deal On Health Insurance Reform

Without being too specific, President Obama signaled a willingness to consider changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during his State of the Union speech last week. The only detail referenced, though, was the proposed elimination of a tax-reporting provision of the law that is unpopular with […]

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Health Insurance Reform State Updates

The Legislative New Mexico health insurance Health and Human Services Interim Committee has endorsed rate reviews and health insurance exchange bills. Governor Dave Heineman has announced that Bruce Ramge has been appointed Director of the Department of Nebraska Health Insurance, effective immediately. Governor Steve Beshear has announced changesĀ  designed to […]

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Health Insurance Medical Loss Ratio and Exchanges

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released two new sets of guidelines: the long-awaited regulations governing the Affordable Care Act provision on Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and the first of a series of guidance and rules to aid states in complying with a health care reform law […]

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Revive the Public Health Insurance Option

Progressive Democrats Attempt to Revive the Public Health Insurance Option A group of 129 progressive House of Representatives Democrats, seeking to revive the public option, introduced legislation on July 22 to establish a public health insurance plan that would compete with private health insurers. It is highly unlikely that the […]

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Health Insurance Reform Schedule

2010 New programs: Temporary retiree reinsurance program. National risk pool, small business tax credit. $250 rebate for Medicare members who reach the “doughnut hole”. Health Insurance Reforms: No lifetime benefit limits based on dollar amounts. Allowed restricted yearly limits on the dollar value of certain benefits. No coverage rescissions/cancellations (except […]

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Tennessee Health Insurance Passes Opt Out Abortion

The state House in Tennessee has approved a piece of legislation that will have the state opt out of using tax money from the state to pay for abortions in Tennessee health insurance exchanges. The bill is in response to the federal health care legislation Congress approved and President Barack […]