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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly: Briefs Filed with Supreme Court

Jan 17, 2012

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This week's health care reform news:

Briefs Filed with Supreme Court on Constitutionality of Health Law
Both foes and supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court last week detailing their arguments as to the constitutionality of the law's health coverage mandate and the issue of whether the rest of the law should be declared invalid if the mandate falls.

Other highlights include:
  • Florida and Louisiana set the medical loss ratio (MLR) at 100, for the purposes of ACA reporting, for the upper limit on small group employers.
  • Oklahoma and Kansas have been denied MLR waivers by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • A lawsuit has been filed seeking an injunction against Michigan's new
    one-percent claims tax passed in 2011.
  • Massachusetts gets an extension of its Medicaid waiver to
    June 30, 2014.

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