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Health care reform update - February 25, 2013
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 19th Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, and West


Health care reform update - February 19, 2013
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • February 19 2013

On February 12th, in his State of the Union (SOTU) Address, President Obama said he is willing to make some reforms to Medicare in order to make the


Health care reform update - February 11, 2013
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

As Medicare and Medicaid, are likely, but he insisted these spending cuts must be met with reforms to the Tax Code. An article and video of the


DOL, IRS, and HHS put the brakes on stand-alone HRAs used to access health insurance coverage in the individual market
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

In a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted to the Department of Labor's website on January 24, the Departments of Health and Human


Health care reform update - January 14, 2013
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

On January 7th Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) met with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss Florida's health care exchange and potential


Health care reform update - January 7, 2013
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

On January 1st the Senate approved a legislative package, the American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8), by a vote of 89-8. This measure prevented the United


HHS issues proposed regulations implementing reinsurance fees paid by carriers and group health plans under the Affordable Care Act
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) fundamentally changes the way that health insurance is regulated in the United States. These changes


Health care reform update
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • December 17 2012

On December 4th 17 Senate Democrats signed a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) encouraging a delay to the medical device tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act.


HHS issues comprehensive “essential health benefits” proposed regulations
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

Commencing in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) requires that health insurance coverage provided in the individual and small group markets, including coverage offered through American Health Benefit Exchanges (or, simply "exchanges"), provide "essential health benefits."


Health care reform update - November 19, 2012
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

Over the past week, states across the country have released decisions on moving forward with the implementation of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).