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Aetna Health Reform Weekly: Debt Reduction Deal, Texas MLR, Group Life Law

Aug 12, 2011

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 This week’s health care reform news:

Debt Reduction Deal Could Eventually Impact Health Reform, Medicare
Congress finally passed a debt ceiling agreement last week that appears to exempt key health care programs. But the media is warning that some Affordable Care Act (ACA) money is still in danger of getting trimmed.

Texas Requests Phased-In Medical Loss Ratio Under Health Reform Law
Texas has submitted a formal request to Health and Human Services (HHS) for a phased-in approach of Medical Loss Ratio requirements under the law, saying that Texas carriers subject to the new rule averaged a 70.8 percent MLR last year.

Group Life Dependent Coverage Law, Claims Tax Make News
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that allows insurers the option of offering group life dependent coverage until age 26, while a 1 percent claims tax continues to advance in Michigan.

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