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July 16, 2012

 

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Second Verse, Same as the First
To Expand or Not Expand, That Is The Question
Will Exchange Subsidies Become The New Individual Mandate?
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Second Verse, Same as the First
As expected, the House of Representatives voted 245-188 last Wednesday, July 11 in support of H.R. 6079, the Repeal Obamacare Act of 2012. The largely anticlimactic vote came after five hours of floor debate that stretched over two days, with both sides recycling arguments and talking points from the past three years of debate over PPACA... Read More
To Expand or Not Expand, That Is The Question
The National Governor’s Association met this past weekend and it was clear that what to do a about Medicaid is weighing heavily on the minds of Republican and Democratic Governors alike... Read More
Will Exchange Subsidies Become The New Individual Mandate?
One of the most common PPACA questions that we are asked is if the federal government really has the authority to give out PPACA’s premium tax credits to individuals purchasing coverage in a federally facilitated exchange. The issue often comes up because the law only explicitly refers to subsidies being distributed in state-based exchanges and doesn’t mention subsidy distribution in the separate section of the law that addresses the back-up federally facilitated exchanges... Read More
This Week in Washington
It seems like it will be a quiet week in the health policy world, which probably means that HHS has some regulatory bomb-shell brewing. But as of right now, there are only a few low-key committee hearings on the agenda... Read More
What We're Reading
Medicaid, medical care costs and Mickey Mouse all made it onto our reading list this week... Read More
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