Reform Update: CMS creates workarounds to ensure Medicaid coverage

By Virgil Dickson Faced with the reality that HealthCare.gov still has limited ability to transmit completed Medicaid applications to state agencies, the CMS has come up with two new workarounds to ensure people get covered. Read more…
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Healthcare.Gov’s Flaws Found, Fixes Eyed

By Christopher Weaver & Louise Radnofsky Government officials are considering rebuilding some parts of the federally run health-insurance marketplace that have been identified as the key flaws that blocked many consumers from getting coverage. Read more…
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Congressional Benefits Cloud Health Fight

One of the disputes roiling Washington during the government shutdown is whether the federal government should continue to subsidize health insurance for members of Congress and their staff. The Obama administration has published rules saying it will, and some Republicans again attack
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Like your health care policy? You may be losing it

Author: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar  Taken From: Yahoo Finance WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren’t up to the basic standards of President Barack O
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AMICUS COMMITTEE UPDATE

WA S 5126, SC S 258, AZ H 2238, AZ H 2239 and NB LB 479 WashingtonSenate Bill 5126 is, according to the bill itself, “an explicit restatement of the legislature’s original intent to grant the Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer the authority to reimburs
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More states work to implement health care law

Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington receive grants to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington will receive mo
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