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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (12/20): Essential Benefits Definition

Dec 28, 2011

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 This week's health care reform news:

New Information Released on Important "Essential Benefits" Definition
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week issued an informational bulletin that helps clarify how "essential benefits" will be defined under the federal health care reform law.

Other highlights include:
  • New York governor signs two controversial mail order pharmacy bills.
  • Florida's request for an adjustment to its medical loss ratio requirements under the Affordable Care Act has been denied by HHS.
  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge to newly redrawn political districts in Texas.

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