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Loophole in High-Risk Pools Exposed
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 18:06
Lifetime coverage limits do not apply to all, despite appearances
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Texas Denied Waiver on Medical Loss Ratio Requirement
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 09:33
The state asked the federal government to allow health insurers more time to comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirements.
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Wisconsin Governor Nixes Health Exchange
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 17:38
The state returns all federal funds provided to implement health reform
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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Will be Required to Disclose Payments to Practitioners
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 15:19
Studies show that payments to providers change treatment, often increasing health care costs.
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26 States File Supreme Court Brief on Medicaid Expansion
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 16:24
Two months ahead of oral arguments, opponents to health reform submit rationale to Court.
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A Look Ahead at Health Reform in 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 15:26
Key dates in this year's health reform agenda
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Best of the Rest - 5 Stories Worth Reading
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:36
Five interesting and influential reports on health reform from the past week.
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Berwick Fires Back at Critics on his Way Out
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 17:33
Outgoing CMS Administrator describes rampant waste in the health care system and opposing interests.
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Final Medical Loss Ratio Rule Rebuffs Lobbying By Insurance Brokers
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 12:19
The Obama administration has issued a final rule establishing regulations for medical loss ratios. It rebuffed an attempt by the insurance industry to have broker fees not be counted as administrative expenses.
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Looming Deadlines in Health Information Exchanges Development
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 19:12
Health Information Exchanges (HIX) are to take shape over the next two years, much of it dependent on how events unfold in the political and judicial arenas.
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