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Monday, 23 May 2011
Health Reform Alliance Panel Makes Suggestions for Health Insurance Exchanges
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States are now struggling with how to deal with the fact that the Medicaid expansion of 2014 will trigger coverage eligibility changes. It has been estimated that 28 million people will shift from being eligible for Medicaid and being eligible to be subsidized for healthcare through the HIEs. Panelists at an Alliance for Health Reform forum on Friday suggested state and federal policymakers "coordinate eligibility for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program with the new subsidized plans." One panelist recommended creating "basic health plans for residents between 133 percent and 199 percent of poverty rather than enrolling them in exchanges." Another option would be to extend Medicaid and CHIP eligibility "until the next open enrollment period."

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Posted on 05/23/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Romney to Overturn Healthcare Reform Law?
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May 11 (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that reversing U.S. healthcare reforms passed in 2010, a signature element of President Barack Obama's agenda, would be a top priority if he were elected president in 2012.

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Posted on 05/17/2011 6:30 AM by David Widmer
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