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ACA Protections Go to Campus

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new proposed rule that takes an important step toward ensuring that students who purchase a health plan through their university or college will be able to benefit from

Rate review: how states can help make health insurance more affordable

Thirty-nine percent increase in California. Fifty-six percent increase in Michigan. Forty-seven percent increase in Connecticut. Twenty-one percent increase in New Mexico. In recent years consumers have faced unprecedented hikes in their health insurance

Cross Post: Insurance Commissioners Respond to Consumer Concerns

This blog was originally posted on Say Ahhh! A Children's Health Policy Blog By now many of you have probably heard about the big news coming out of the NAIC meeting this week in Orlando. After seven months of intense debate and negotiation, the NAIC vot

MLRs -- Going South?

Our sources at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) meeting in sunny Orlando sent an update on the storm brewing over the medical loss ratio (MLR) definition. For those of you new to MLRs, it’s been a long seven months for all of the

Cross-Post: Consumer Rep Previews the National Association of Insurance Commissioners National Meeting

This blog was originally posted on Say Ahhhh! A Children's Health Policy Blog. Hard to believe it's come around again but that National Associatin of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is gearing up for a big national meeting - this time in Orlando, Florida

Insurers behaving badly

You may have heard that many health insurers across the country (including several major insurers such as WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana) have been announcing the discontinuation of new child-only policies. These are insurance pro

Websites like wine: healthcare.gov good now, getting better

The web portal Healthcare.gov (@healthcaregov for all you twitterheads out there) went live, launching ahead of its July 1 deadline by hours Wednesday night. HHS deserves props for this site: not only was it delivered ahead of schedule, but it’s spiffy-lo

"Show me" gender equity!

Missouri is trying to remain true to its slogan, the "Show Me State," by helping lead the charge in anti-health reform legislation prohibiting abortion services for health insurance obtained through the exchange – (the term used for the health care insura

East Room Promises

I was invited to attend an event at the White House yesterday to commemorate the 90th day since President Obama signed health care reform into law, and it was a powerful event that underscored how much the law matters to American families. Following a pri
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