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June 20, 2014

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House Leadership Elections with Health Policy Implications
Three Rs Back in the Spotlight
State of Enrollment
The New Look of HHS
Save the Date: CMS FFM Broker Training Information Session on July 8
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House Leadership Elections with Health Policy Implications

Yesterday, the House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus held a secret-ballot election to replace Eric Cantor (R-VA) as majority leader. The victor was establishment candidate Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the current majority whip. Following McCarthy’s win, the Caucus voted on his replacement as whip. It was a three-way race...  Read More

Three Rs Back in the Spotlight

Back in December, HHS gave health policy nerds an early Christmas present when it released proposed rules on the three Rs: reinsurance, risk corridors and risk adjustment. The release of those regulations spurred a heated congressional debate over the programs, some of which are actually working pretty well. It’s been a few months since any of the three Rs have been in the national congressional spotlight, but all that changed this week...  Read More

State of Enrollment

Enroll America held its first national conference this week in Washington, DC, convening more than 900 stakeholders to share experiences of health reform’s first open-enrollment period and plan for next year. The meeting was largely attended by navigators, in-person assistors and certified application counselors from throughout the country, but it also included...  Read More

The New Look of HHS

Sylvia Matthews Burwell has been the HHS secretary for about a week and is already shaking things up over at Second and Independence Avenues, SW. On Friday morning, Burwell announced a series of structural management changes intended to intended to strengthen the department and the rollout of PPACA. These changes come in response to several “lessons learned” from the rollout of healthcare.gov...  Read More

Save the Date: CMS FFM Broker Training Information Session on July 8

Agent and broker federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM) registration for the 2015 plan year will be available beginning in early July. In order to provide agents and brokers with more information pertaining to 2015 plan year registration—similar to last year—CCIIO will offer a series of registration webinars to agents and brokers through their respective trade associations... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’ve got everything from tips for understanding soccer brackets to trends in wellness programs to help you make it through the first weekend of summer...  Read More

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