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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (2/20): CA Legislation re Health and Wellness Reviews

Feb 27, 2012

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We want you to have access to the latest health care reform news from Washington, D.C., and states across the country. This weekly e-mail links you to updates on health reform legislation that could significantly impact you.

This week's health care reform news:

Loss of Individual Mandate Could Make Buying Coverage More Expensive
A new RAND study has found that eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate would reduce the number of those gaining coverage but not dramatically increase the cost of coverage. Other research based on state experience has found, however, that prices could increase sharply.

Other highlights include:
  • California has introduced legislation that would result in new reviews of health and wellness incentives and rewards programs.
  • Democratic legislators in Washington State have voted to establish a new health care program for those with incomes between 134 and 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • Federal regulators have rejected Wisconsin's request for a medical loss ratio adjustment.

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