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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly: Coordinated Care Study for Medicare/Medicaid

Oct 05, 2011


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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:

Coordinated Care Could Save Medicare/Medicaid Billions
A new study shows that coordinated care systems for Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibles could save billions. Also, opposition is growing to a deficit-reduction proposal that would effectively prohibit first-dollar coverage in Medigap plans.

Other highlights include:
  • An Ohio Insurance Department report projects that the federal health care reform law will increase coverage in the state but also increase premiums.
  • Idaho, Maine and Rhode Island took steps last week toward the implementation of health insurance exchanges.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an oral chemotherapy mandate bill as expected last week.

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