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December 18, 2012

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The View from the Fiscal Cliff
The Exchange Deadline Is Finally Behind Us! Oh wait…
Noteworthy State Exchange News
Because Congress Doesn’t Have Enough Reading Material
Register for Two Upcoming Policy Webinars
Do Not Forget to Register for Capitol Conference!
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The View from the Fiscal Cliff
While a fiscal cliff deal has yet to be reached, sources are now saying that at least some progress is being made. With still no tangible end in sight, many congressmen are saying they expect to be in Washington, DC through the Christmas holiday. On Monday, President Obama issued a new offer to Speaker Boehner in the hopes of bringing the fiscal cliff negotiations to a close... Read More
The Exchange Deadline Is Finally Behind Us! Oh wait…
Last Friday, December 14, marked the last day for states to decide and submit blueprint plans for a state-based exchange. This deadline, which has been occupying the health policy spotlight since the election, is just the first of many exchange deadlines. The next exchange model decision deadline is February 15, when states who have not opted to create their own exchange must decide if they want to partner with the federal government or not... Read More
Noteworthy State Exchange News
While some states have yet to make decisions regarding their exchange models, others have been making headlines. For example, Massachusetts, the state that under Governor Mitt Romney required its citizens to have health insurance, has put the brakes on a plan to establish a Basic Health Program intended to begin in 2014... Read More
Because Congress Doesn’t Have Enough Reading Material
House Republican Committee Chairmen Darrell Issa and Dave Camp have requested more reading material regarding PPACA from the IRS. Issa and Camp hope that in obtaining these documents, they will finally be able to derail the federal premium subsidy component of PPACA... Read More
Register for Two Upcoming Policy Webinars
We still have spaces available for our free compliance corner webinar being offered tomorrow, December 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern, titled, “Strategic Considerations in Group Health Insurance—Walking through 2014 Options.” You will get valuable information to help you walk through new 2014 options for clients to help them make strategic decisions that make the most long-term financial and competitive sense for them as well as for their employees... Read More
Do Not Forget to Register for Capitol Conference!
Capitol Conference registration is open and from February 25-27 you will want to be at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, doing nothing but talking about health reform with your professional colleagues from around the country, your elected federal representatives and members of the Obama Administration... Read More
What We're Reading

The Washington Update will be taking a week off and will return to you again at the start of what we hope will be a very happy and healthy 2013. Let these reads sustain you until our musings pick up again!...  Read More

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