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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (7/2): ACA Upheld by Supreme Court
Jul 09, 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:
Affordable Care Act Upheld by Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional but that the federal government cannot force states to expand Medicaid as prescribed under the law. The decision leaves intact all other major provisions of the ACA, allowing implementation of the law to proceed in earnest.
Other highlights include:
- A consumer group health care initiative failed to make the California ballot for November, but the issue is expected to appear on the ballot in 2014.
- Delaware’s legislature has passed, and the governor is expected to sign, autism and specialty drug coverage mandates.
- Kansas has awarded contracts to three companies to help curb Medicaid spending and improve outcomes.
- New Jersey’s governor signed a budget deal last week after making a series of cuts to the bill. The Senate also passed a financial disclosure bill impacting for-profit hospitals.
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