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Aetna Health Reform Weekly: CLASS Act, Generic Drug Bill, MLR Waivers

Jul 29, 2011

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 This week’s health care reform news:

Gang of Six Targets CLASS Act Provision of the ACA for Repeal
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) providing voluntary insurance for in-home, long-term care, could fall to the budget ax if the "gang of six" Senators’ plan for deficit reduction advances.

Senate Committee Approves Generic Drug Bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill to put a clamp on deals between generic drug makers and the brand manufacturers that delay the arrival of certain lower-cost generics in the marketplace.

HHS Decides MLR Waiver Requests for Three States
Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved medical loss ratio (MLR) provision waivers for Iowa and Kentucky but rejected North Dakota’s request.

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