Mobile Version
November 14, 2012

 

In This Issue
Regulations With Notices and Information Requests on the Side
Exchange Deadline Extended
Energy and Commerce Committee Questions HHS on Health Exchanges
Update on H.R. 1206
Election Records Shattered
This Week in Washington
What We're Reading
Tools
E-mail the Editor
Visit the NAHU Website
Printer Friendly Version
Unsubscribe
spacer
Regulations With Notices and Information Requests on the Side
It looks like our friends at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have decided to put reading a whole bunch of new regulations on the health policy community’s Thanksgiving break to-do list. Proposed rules concerning the exchanges, actuarial value requirements, the new premium rating requirements for the individual and small group markets, wellness programs, the essential health benefits, a request for information on the law’s health care quality provisions and a “notice” on the state’s enhanced Medicaid match 2014 were sent by HHS and DOL to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review last Thursday and Friday... Read More
Exchange Deadline Extended
With the future of PPACA secured, many states that had been holding off on making a decision regarding health insurance exchanges now must decide if they are going to create an exchange for their state, enter into a federally facilitated exchange or allow the federal government to implement an exchange for them. While the exchanges may be relatively undefined and confusing to many, they are fundamental aspects to PPACA’s goal of extending health insurance coverage to all Americans. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the exchanges will extend coverage to 25 million people... Read More
Energy and Commerce Committee Questions HHS on Health Exchanges
Yesterday, House of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on the contract awarded to Quality Software Services, Inc. (QSSI) to support health exchanges... Read More
Update on H.R. 1206
In case you missed it from last week’s special post-election edition of the Washington Update, the Congressional Budget Office released a “score” of H.R. 1206, the bipartisan legislation to remove agent and broker compensation from the health reform law’s medical loss ratio requirements, estimating its cost to be $1 billion over 10 years... Read More
Election Records Shattered
With almost all signs, statistics, skins and skirts pointing toward a Romney victory in last Tuesday’s election, we were all in for quite the surprise. Looking back, the 2012 election season has been a historic one - and not just politically... Read More
This Week in Washington
This week it’s all about the negotiations on the fiscal cliff, and no one knows how that will go. Certainly Republicans will be trying to insert health reform items, particularly those with high price tags like the premium tax credits, into the mix... Read More
What We're Reading
Courtesy of our favorite RVP for NAHU’s region seven, here is a good article with tips for making the most out of periods of changes, since the times, they are definitively a changin’... Read More
NAHU
NAHU on Twitter NAHU on Facebook NAHU on LinkedIn