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November 28, 2011
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NAIC Approves Resolution Calling for an MLR Fix for Brokers
Bye Bye, Berwick; Marilyn Tavenner Appointed to Lead CMS
Superfail Fallout: What Happens Now?
HHS Denies MLR Waivers to Indiana and Louisiana
Capitol Conference Is Less than Two Months Away!
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NAIC Approves Resolution Calling for an MLR Fix for Brokers

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) approved a resolution on November 22 calling on Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services to use their respective authorities to preserve consumer access to insurance agents and brokers by adjusting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act medical loss ratio requirements...  Read More

Bye Bye, Berwick; Marilyn Tavenner Appointed to Lead CMS

Dr. Donald Berwick, the current and very controversial head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced last week that he will be leaving the agency on December 2. President Obama has nominated Berwick’s chief deputy, Marilyn Tavenner, as his replacement...  Read More

Superfail Fallout: What Happens Now?

The big news in Washington last week was that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Supercommittee) failed to produce a bill to reduce the deficit. The result of their failure is the triggering of automatic, across-the-board government spending cuts sufficient to reduce the deficit by a total of $1.2 trillion...  Read More

HHS Denies MLR Waivers to Indiana and Louisiana

HHS announced this afternoon that it has denied the states of Indiana and Louisiana their requests for MLR waiver adjustments for their individual health insurance markets. These states join the ranks of Delaware, North Dakota and Guam as the only states that have been denied the MLR waivers outright...  Read More

Capitol Conference Is Less than Two Months Away!

Please join us for Capitol Conference 2012 in Washington, DC. Online registration is open and more than 275 NAHU members have already signed up. It's going to be a great meeting...  Read More

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