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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (5/15): House Bill Spares Defense, Cuts Health Reform Money
May 16, 2012
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This week's health care reform news:
House Bill Spares Defense, Cuts Health Reform Money
The House approved a deficit reduction bill that would slash the health reform law’s preventive health services money but spare defense spending. The proposal is not likely to advance in the Senate.
Other highlights include:
- Referendum voters in California will decide whether to prohibit corporate and labor union contributions to political candidates.
- Georgia will allow agents with at least five years’ experience to become licensed group health counselors without an exam.
- Massachusetts has introduced bills to reform the health care payment system by encouraging alternate payment methodologies.
- The New Jersey governor has vetoed state health insurance exchange legislation.
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