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Health Reform Update Summary- Week of April 16, 2018

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of April 16, 2018

In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that average premiums for benchmark plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will spike by 34 percent next year due to the loss of the ACA’s individual mandate and allowance for limited-benefit plans.

Health Care Reform Update- Week of February 26, 2018

Health Care Reform Update- Week of February 26, 2018

In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Trump Administration proposes to return to the definition of short-term health plans applied prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite the predicted spike in premiums for persons with costly conditions. The new rule would allow limited-benefit plans that do not comply with ACA consumer protections if they expire in less than one year.

Policy Update: Week of Oct. 24

In the Health Reform Update for this week, federal data shows that lower Marketplace competition is causing premiums for benchmark coverage to increase by an average of 22 percent nationwide, though wide variations exist among states.  The rate spike is more than...

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Policy Update: Week of Oct. 10

In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Government Accountability Office sides with Republican lawmakers accusing the Obama Administration of unlawfully diverting Affordable Care Act (ACA) reinsurance payments to insurers. House and Senate leaders pledge to...

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Specialty Tier Update: Week of Oct. 10

By Mark Hobraczk, JD, MPA STATES New Jersey Bill limiting prescription drug cost-sharing clears first committee The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee favorably reported legislation this week that would limit cost-sharing for prescription drugs....

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Policy Update: Week of Sept. 12

In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prematurely releases their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace standards for 2018.  In an effort to prevent further Marketplace defections by major insurers, the new...

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Policy Update: Week of July 25

In the Health Reform Update for the past week, Senate Republicans heighten their scrutiny of reinsurance payments intended to stabilize premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as shortfalls continue to result in the closure or departure of Marketplace insurers....

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Policy Update: Week of July 18

In the Health Reform Update for the past week, four additional Consumer Owned and Operated Plans (CO-OPs) are shut down due to financial losses, while the remaining seven of the 23 non-profit insurance cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans struggle...

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Policy Update: Week of June 20

In the Health Reform Update for the past week, House Republican leaders unveil their long-awaited replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would retain the law’s most popular provisions but repeal the individual and employer mandates, Medicare cost-cutting...

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