Health Care Reform Update - June 21, 2011

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On June 13th the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health announced that the hearing on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), originally scheduled for the next day, had been rescheduled to July 13th. The announcement can be found here. (Please see article below for link).

On June 13th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) introduced a competing health exchange bill to that already in the state legislature. The governor’s bill aims to give greater bargaining powers than the legislation that was proposed by the state Senator James Seward (R). Neither bill has been formally introduced in the state legislature.

On June 13th Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS Sherry Glied noted in testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight that the essential benefits package proposed rule would likely be out this fall in October or November.

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