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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (5/7): Will Employers Drop Coverage?

May 14, 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:

Will Health Law Result in Employers Dropping Coverage?

The House Ways and Means Committee released a report last week that says employers would save $28 billion in 2014 by paying penalties for dropping coverage rather than continue to pay for health benefits. The Congressional Budget Office has a different take on the issue.

Other highlights include:

  • Alaska legislators have passed an autism coverage mandate and specialty pharmacy legislation; the state also is seeking federal approval to increase its rate review threshold from 10 to 17 percent.
  • Legislators in Arizona have adjourned after failing to pass a number of health care bills.
  • Declining tax revenues mean Connecticut is now facing a projected budget deficit of more than $200 million.

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