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August 9, 2013

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Defund or Delay? Don’t Count On It
Congressional Exchange Coverage “Fix” Creates More Questions Than Answers
Guidance Alert: Income Verification
NAHU Provides Feedback to the Administration on Employer Mandate and Reporting
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Defund or Delay? Don’t Count On It

It’s been widely reported that when Congress returns from August recess, some Republican lawmakers hope to tie defunding of health reform provisions to the overall federal government funding continuing resolution that needs to be passed by September 30. Many of these lawmakers have proclaimed defunding as their last and best hope to stop health reform implementation... Read More

Congressional Exchange Coverage “Fix” Creates More Questions Than Answers

During the health reform law’s Senate deliberations, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said that if the health exchanges are good enough for the American people, then they are good enough for Congress. He then proposed an amendment that would require all members of Congress and their personal office staff to forgo coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) and enroll in coverage offered through the exchanges... Read More

Guidance Alert: Income Verification

On August 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a two-page FAQ document clarifying the circumstances in which state-based health insurance marketplaces would be allowed to accept less than full income verification from consumers applying for federal subsidies to help them purchase health coverage... Read More

NAHU Provides Feedback to the Administration on Employer Mandate and Reporting

This past week, NAHU, along with our partners in the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care (E-FLEX) Coalition, sent a letter to the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury about the delay of the employer shared responsibility penalties and employer reporting requirements under PPACA... Read More

What We’re Reading

During all the summer thunderstorms we’re supposed to have this weekend, we’re planning on curling up with these links...  Read More

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