Health Care Reform Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue:

Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.

Excerpt from Leading the News:

SCOTUS Historic DOMA Ruling Health Insurance Implications -

On June 26th, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion addressing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that the legislation inappropriately raises insurance costs for same-sex couples. The court struck down DOMA by a 5-4 vote. Just two days later, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management indicated it will allow same-sex spouses of federal employees to begin applying for health insurance benefits.

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