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HHS gives states more time to design insurance exchanges

Insurers have a little extra breathing room to comply with federal regulations for health insurance exchanges--but states must still send letters of intent to design a state-based exchange by Friday.

Payers must accept health reform as 'law of the land'

Now that the Election Day dust has settled and the health reform law has survived a nasty political battle, I would like to remind my dear readers of some wise comments made two years ago (to the...

CBO: Excluding broker fees from MLR would cost $1B

A bill amending the health reform law's medical-loss ratio provision to prevent insurers from counting agent fees as administrative fees, would cost the federal government roughly $1 billion between 2013 and 2022.

Health reform to stay the (bumpy) course

Reelected for a second term, President Barack Obama is expected to carry out the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010--but not without some resistance from a split Congress.

Election hinges on healthcare vote

In a Reuters/Ipsos poll Friday, voters said healthcare was the third most important issue in this election, following the economy and unemployment.

Hospitals face new cost, patient challenges with Medicaid expansion

With Medicaid expansion projected to add 7 million newly insured patients, hospitals must be prepared for the challenges and benefits when the health reform provision takes effect in 2014, according to PwC's Health Research Institute.

Obama questions legal reasoning of upheld reform law

President Obama said he agrees with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare law but not the legal reasoning behind it, the president told Rolling Stone.

Gubernatorial races to affect Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges

While next month's presidential election will surely impact the future of health reform, state gubernatorial races also will shape the future of Medicaid and health insurance exchanges, reported CQ HealthBeat.

Ryan, Biden stretch truth on Medicare, healthcare issues

Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) last night shared a noticeably tense moment in last night's vice presidential debate over the highly contentious issue of Medicare.

Will ACOs survive a health reform repeal?

Despite vowing to repeal health reform, Mitt Romney would likely keep accountable care organizations on the agenda, a campaign adviser told Law 360.