States look to update healthcare rules

Several states are revising their rules for insurance networks after realizing such standards were outdated, reports the Associated Press. New Hampshire is reviewing its 2001 rule after a consumer challenged them under the Affordable Care Act. Washington state, Arkansas, Minnesota and California are among others implementing new regulations. The states have noticed the changing numbers and demographics of people obtaining coverage. And since certain laws and requirements were added and changed last-minute, most states did not have adequate time to update their process. "There's going to be an emphasis on types of services, versus types of providers," Tyler Brannen, a health policy analyst for New Hampshire, said of the new standards being put in place. Article