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January 24, 2014

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Time to Partner Up
The Never-Ending Tide
Navigating the Court
Next Week in Washington
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Time to Partner Up

Earlier this week, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced that they would be awarding a combined total of $201.2 million in new federal grants to support state-run and partnership exchanges. Of the nine states that were awarded funding, three of them are on track to open a partnership exchange in the next two years... Read More

The Never-Ending Tide

We were thinking the health policy news this week was a little light, but then our friends at the IRS came through last night with a new proposed rule on the individual mandate requirement. At just twenty-seven pages, it’s a quick read that clarifies that Americans with limited health coverage under Medicaid or certain military healthcare programs will not be subject to the individual mandate penalty... Read More

Navigating the Court

Navigators were created by the health reform law to aid consumers applying for qualified health plans, but now navigators will be navigating the court system via a first of its kind lawsuit filed in Missouri challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring them to be licensed. The lawsuit was filed in November... Read More

Next Week in Washington

It’s going to be a big week in Washington DC and not just in terms of healthcare. On Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address. Over the course of the last week or so, the Administration has been dropping hints as to what the president will focus on during his address and pundit speculation has been rampant... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’ve got a political profile, public health news and party planning tips among other goodies for you this week. Enjoy!... Read More

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