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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (6/4): Vote to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax

Jun 07, 2012

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This week's health care reform news:

House Committee Votes to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to repeal the health reform law’s excise tax on medical devices; the committee also voted to lift the law’s restrictions on using health savings accounts to pay for over-the-counter drugs.

Other highlights include:

  • A number of health reform bills continue to move through the California legislature despite the high price tag attached to some bills.
  • The Illinois legislature adjourned after cutting $1.6 billion from Medicaid but failing to adopt true pension reform.
  • Kansas will implement a statewide health information exchange on July 1 allowing medical providers greater ability to share and search for medical records.
  • The Massachusetts legislature is set to take up this week provider-payment-reform legislation.

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