Health Care Reform Update -- May 20th, 2013

In This Issue:

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.

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act -

On May 13th Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report suggesting that new individual insurance plan costs could rise by over 400% because of the ACA. The Committee majority, which requested analyses from 17 insurance companies, suggests that individual consumers in 90% of states will experience a premium increase. Democratic staff on the Committee released a memo suggesting that the report is deeply flawed because it does not address tax credits provided within the individual market.

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