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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (3/4): Final Standard Benefit Designs

Mar 20, 2013


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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:

Analysis Forecasts Impact Of Medicare Advantage Cuts

An analysis released last week by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman forecasts higher premiums, reduced benefits and a possible loss of coverage options for seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans if proposed payment cuts are enacted.

Other highlights include:

  • Final standard benefit designs in California revised to reflect new federal regulations.
  • Georgia legislation would require health plans to provide detailed information on ACA-related rate increases.
  • New Jersey governor makes surprise announcement that the state will pursue Medicaid expansion.
  • Virginia legislature passes a bill that would effectively make Virginia a rate review state.

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