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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (5/1): Vote to Redirect Preventive Care Funds

May 01, 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:

House Votes to Redirect Preventive Care Funds

The House last week voted to subsidize lower student loans by taking money from a preventive care fund included in the health care reform law. The Senate is not expected to follow suit.

Other highlights include:

  • California has clarified that it expects large groups seeking rate increases exceeding 5 percent to file preliminary rate review information.
  • Illinois wants to cut budgeted funds for special needs children in nursing homes and somehow shift those costs to private insurers.
  • Nebraska’s legislature adjourned after passing an oral chemotherapy parity bill and an expansion of a prohibition fee schedules for non-contracted dental services.

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