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March 8, 2013

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Regulations Dissected
Breaking News: Insurance Premiums to Spike under Health Reform
The Sequester and Healthcare
The Times They Are Exchanging
State Legislators Show Their Medicaid Muscle
What We’re Reading
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Regulations Dissected

Last Friday we got the fun news that the Obama Administration had released five regulations on various provisions in the health reform law. In case you did not have time to sift through them over the past week, here are the highlights... Read More

Breaking News: Insurance Premiums to Spike under Health Reform

Well, this obviously comes as no shock to us, but it seems that more people are starting to realize that insurance premiums in almost every state (with the exception of Vermont and New York) will spike under the health reform law. Congressional Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee have been doing their research and recently compiled an 8-page report highlighting how PPACA will cause insurance premiums to skyrocket. The report, released on Tuesday, was compiled from more than 30 studies and analyses focused on PPACA... Read More

The Sequester and Healthcare

While Washington may have gotten off easy with this week’s “snowquester,” the sequester is a different story. We are sure that you are all sick of reading about the sequester and its potential consequences, but as your Washington experts we feel that it is our duty to summarize what the sequester means for the health industry... Read More

The Times They Are Exchanging

On Thursday HHS gave initial approval to four more partnership exchanges in Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and West Virginia. Arkansas, Delaware and Illinois previously received conditional approval on their exchanges... Read More

State Legislators Show Their Medicaid Muscle

In recent weeks the health policy community has been buzzing over which states will decide to expand their Medicaid programs. We have all been talking about what the governors will do, but as it turns out, we should have also been focusing on the state legislatures... Read More

What We’re Reading

We don’t know about you, but reading regulations for too long makes us cranky. If you need to take a little break, try these articles instead...  Read More

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