Health Insurance Exchanges are government-regulated private health insurance markets where individuals can purchase standardized health insurance plans.
What Employers Need to Know about Health Care Reform
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
While many of the key provisions and requirements of "Obamacare" (otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA")) do not go into effect until 2014, there is much that can be done in 2013 to...more
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...more
On March 1, 2013, President Obama issued a sequestration order directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer across-the-board cuts to federal spending. Concurrently, OMB issued a report to Congress...more
Although many of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) were already in effect, the pace of change has quickened since the Supreme Court upheld the law in June of 2012. The law is composed of...more
As Washington and the rest of the country brace for cuts from the sequester to kick in on March 1, Florida Gov. Rick Scott surprised many and confirmed others' predictions by announcing his state will expand its Medical...more
Health care issues dominated much of President Obama’s first term. Even after Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or “health reform law”) (Pub. L. 111-148, 111-152), the Supreme Court...more
In the past week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated federal budget to account for new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),...more
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation, along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, makes...more
The Obama administration gave eight more states conditional approval to operate health insurance exchanges, bringing the total number of fully or partially approved exchanges to 20; HHS approved 106 new accountable care...more
The health care events of 2012 can be properly divided into "Before" and "After": Before the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's re-election and After. Before these two events, the viability...more
In This Issue:
- CMS Releases FY 2012 Financial Report; Misses Target forReductions in Improper Payments
- CMS Releases Guidance on Medicaid/CHIP Issues
- HHS Secretary Extends Deadline for Decision on...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is constitutional. What does the decision mean for employers?
The Supreme Court’s decision rests on some...more
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