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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (2/6): House Votes to Repeal CLASS Program

Feb 13, 2012

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Aetna wants 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:

House Votes to Repeal Health Reform Law's CLASS Program
The House voted by a wide margin last week to scrap the CLASS Act provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but Democrats do not plan to bring up the bill when it goes to the Senate. Also, new polling on the ACA shows that the law remains unpopular, though Americans increasingly like certain provisions.

Other highlights include:
  • Legislation has been filed in Georgia to create a health insurance exchange under the ACA.
  • Kansas is asking the federal government to waive certain rules so that it can overhaul its Medicaid program.
  • New bills filed in the Washington State legislature include those affecting pharmacy benefit managers, the sale of out-of-state insurance, external review and dependent coverage requirements.

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