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Obama Says He Backs State Flexibility For Health Law’s Coverage Goals

February 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
During remarks to the National Governors Association, President Barack Obama expressed support for bipartisan legislation what would enable states to opt-out -- in 2014 instead of 2017 -- of some federal requirements put in place by the health law.

Obama Administration Awaiting Next Reform Ruling From Florida Judge

February 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Politico reports that the expected ruling could be another blow for the White House. Meanwhile, The Hill analyzes the importance of the fact that all the judges who have ruled thus far on health law challenges have agreed that the individual mandate involves a penalty, not a tax.

Obama Administration Awaits Florida Judge’s Next Health Law Ruling

February 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Politico reports that the expected ruling could be another blow for the White House. Meanwhile, The Hill analyzes the importance of the fact that all the judges who have ruled thus far on health law challenges have agreed that the individual mandate involves a penalty, not a tax.

Regulators Face Challenge Of Defining ‘Essential Care’ Benefits

February 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
As federal regulators — in their efforts to implement the health law — work to define what basic medical services health insurers must cover under the measure, another set of regs, those dealing with accountable care organizations, are stalled at the Office of Management and Budget.

Regulators Face Challenge Of Defining ‘Essential Care’ Benefits

February 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
As federal regulators — in their efforts to implement the health law — work to define what basic medical services health insurers must cover under the measure, another set of regs, those dealing with accountable care organizations, are stalled at the Office of Management and Budget.