Reform and Implementation - State by State

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Reform and Implementation - State by State

Friday, February 17th, 2012 - 16:36
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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 15:30
Flexibility from the federal government granted on a case-by-case basis

Around the country, states are attempting to craft their own policies toward health reform from health exchange infrastructure to medical loss ratios imposed on the very insurers who will offering plans within the new marketplaces. Here's a sampling of the stories from the past week:

The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota legislature reaches a compromise to lay the foundation for a Health Insurance Exchange.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution notes that Democratic state legislators in Georgia submitted a bill to establish an Exchange in spite of adamant objections from the Governor, who insists on waiting for the summer Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the ACA.

The Hill reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded its waiver review process on medical loss ratios for insurers in the individual insurance markets, denying Wisconsin's request for more time to adapt to the 80% rule, and partially adjustment North Carolina's phase-in rate.