In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
Excerpt from Leading the News -
Government Shutdown Ends, ACA Emerges Mostly Unscathed Despite Continued Glitches:
On October 16, the House and the Senate came to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. The final agreement between Congressional leaders requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to verify the income of those who would receive subsidies on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The legislation directs HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to submit a report by January 1, detailing the procedures to verify income eligibility and requires, within six months, the HHS Inspector General to submit a report analyzing the effectiveness of these procedures
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