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Administration Officials Try To Boost Confidence In Health Reform
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 15:48
Top health officials hold Web cast to explain health reform as consumer confidence in health reform dips, according to a survey by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Lessons From Massachusetts: Who Is Still Uninsured?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 18:32
A report documents who is still uninsured in Massachusetts, providing those implementing health reform at the national level with a look at the challenges they are likely to encounter.
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Insurers Upset About Outcome of First Round in Medical Loss Ratio Determination
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:42
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners have approved their first round of recommendations for how the medical loss ratio should be defined. Insurance companies aren't very happy.
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Use of Health Care Down in Bad Economy -- Are There Any Positives?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:43
The use of routine medical care and elective procedures was down during the recession, The New York Times reports. What are the takeaways as health reform is implemented?
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Many States Have No Authority to Enforce Health Reform Law
Monday, August 16, 2010 - 10:28
Many states have no authority to enforce health reform law, despite a reliance in the law on states to be the primary enforcer of consumer protections.
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An Important Weekend Meeting for the Implementation of Health Reform
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 13:27
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners meets in Seattle this weekend to settle upon a recommendation for what qualifies as a medical expense in determining the medical loss ratio.
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Scrutinizing Insurance Company Rate Hikes -- Does Health Reform Do Enough?
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 13:27
With the bulk of authority to regulate rate increases still resting with the states under health reform, is there enough protection against "unreasonable" rate increases?
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Maryland Studying Potential Co-Op to Cover Those Who May Be Left Out in Health Reform
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:05
The State of Maryland is exploring the possibility of creating a co-op to cover individuals and families who still may not be able to afford health insurance under health reform.
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State Government Employment Losses A Threat to Implementation of Health Reform
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 16:10
The most recent employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics paints a gloomy employment picture for state and local governments at a time when they need more manpower to tackle health reform.
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The Medicare Report: Are the "Caveats" More Than Caveats?
Monday, August 9, 2010 - 16:32
What are the chances that the savings in Medicare projected by the latest actuarial report actually happen? And if not, how do we temper health care cost inflation?
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