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March 5, 2012
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When Will We See Those Exchange Rules?
And Why Are The Exchange Subsidies Going to Cost so Much?
What Do Your Mean Businesses Need to Make Money?
Ten Percent It Is
What We Are Reading
This Week in Washington
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When Will We See Those Exchange Rules?
Last week, members of the House of Representatives used various hearings on President Obama's proposed FY 2013 budget as an opportunity to grill Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the whereabouts of various federal regulations necessary to implement health insurance exchanges... Read More
And Why Are The Exchange Subsidies Going to Cost so Much?
Following his committee’s hearing last week to discuss the president’s FY 2013 proposal with HHS Secretary Sebelius, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp sent a pointed letter to the Obama Administration... Read More
What Do Your Mean Businesses Need to Make Money?
The Supreme Court challenge to PPACA isn’t the only case we’ve been keeping an eye on. This past week, Maine’s Supreme Court ruled on an important case that could have a far reaching impact on both  consumers and insurers regarding state regulatory authority as health reform moves forward... Read More
Ten Percent It Is
In other rate-review news, HHS officials attending the NAIC meeting this past weekend announced to state regulators that, for at least the time being, it plans to keep the 10% rate increase standard as the general threshold for deeming rate increases “unreasonable” and requiring further review under PPACA standards... Read More
What We Are Reading

For those of you who can’t get enough of health policy minutia, there were a host of interesting studies released this past week... Read More

This Week in Washington
The fiscal year 2013 budget for HHS and PPACA’s Independent Payment Advisory Board once again will be the main topics at healthcare events on the Hill this coming week... Read More
Register for NAHU's Free Town Hall Webinar
Make plans to join NAHU on Wednesday, March 21, at 1:00 pm Eastern for a free 90-minute Webinar to discuss NAHU's federal legislative and regulatory priorities... Read More
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