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HHS Greatly Relaxes High-Risk Pool Eligibility Requirements to Boost Enrollment
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 22:15
HHS gets rid of the most difficult eligibility requirement for entry into federally run high risk pools.

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Arizona Wants Childless Adults Who Are Smokers and Obese To Pay Fee In Medicaid Program
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 07:50
Arizona wants smokers and the obese in its Medicaid program to pay a $50 annual fee.

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GOP Lawmakers Turn Up Heat On ACO Rules
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 22:28
Seven GOP senators ask the Obama administration to rescind proposed rules on accountable care organizations.

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Counties Caught in the Middle of the Federal-State Spat Over Medicaid
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 21:36
Counties would like everyone to remember that the impact of the debate over Medicaid funding is not just about the federal government and the states.

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Could the Next Debate Over the Medicare "Doc Fix" Bring Medicare Reforms?
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:23
A former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services argues that an upcoming debate on a scheduled Medicare reimbursement reduction should be used to initiate reforms.

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Final Regulation Released on Insurance Rate Hike Reviews
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:28
Starting in September, insurance companies will have to justify rate increases of 10 percent or greater.

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New Maine Health Law May Collide With Federal Health Reform
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 09:22
Maine moves forward with state health law that partially conflicts with federal health reform.

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Minnesota Also Mired In Tricky Insurance Exchange Politics
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 11:15
A political tug-of-war is keeping an exchange bill from being passed in Minnesota. As in other states, it's not a typical Democrat versus Republican debate.

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HHS Gives Waivers to Two More States; Effort to Boost Primary Care Options in Danger
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 14:41
The Obama administration has granted two additional states a waiver to slow down their implementation of medical loss ratio requirements. An effort to boost primary care is caught in a political showdown.

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Influential Groups Say Accountable Care Regulations Too Onerous
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:20
The American Medical Association throws accountable care organization proposal back at Obama administration, saying it is unworkable.

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