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 -

CMS Releases Guidance on State Alternative Applications for Health Coverage --

On June 18th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance on state alternative applications for health coverage through the ACA that will determine eligibility for enrollment in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). In alternative applications, states must:

..Request information necessary for determining eligibility for coverage in a QHP.

..Minimize the burden on the applying household.

..Rely primarily on electronic information, and only request paper documentation when necessary.

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