Archive: April 2010

Accountable Care Organizations – Medicare Pilot Program

Posted on April 29, 2010

Introduces Accountable Care Organizations on a voluntary basis by directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a “Medicare Shared Savings Program.”

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National Federation of Independent Business: Employer Groups Say Health Reform Law Raises Questions That Rules Should Clarify

Posted on April 26, 2010

Employer Groups Say Health Reform Law Raises Questions That Rules Should Clarify

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High Risk Pools for Uninsured Persons with Pre-Existing Conditions

Posted on April 22, 2010

Provides funding for a temporary high-risk health insurance pool for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

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Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants

Posted on April 22, 2010

Requires restaurants (or “similar retail food establishments”) and some vending machine operators to comply with new uniform nutrition labeling requirements.

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Alan Weil, National Academy for State Health Policy

Posted on April 22, 2010

Comments on Overview of Law

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Jeffrey Levi, Trust for America’s Health

Posted on April 22, 2010

This law provides an unprecedented opportunity to modernize public health in the US.  The National Prevention Strategy, developed by a public health council with membership from across the federal government, can model the concept of “health in all policies.” The Prevention and Public Health Fund is a 10-year $15 billion mandatory appropriation that must be [...]

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Sheila P. Burke, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Posted on April 22, 2010

We have the blueprints, now we need the carpenters and stonemasons.  In this case we start with not one, but two acts of Congress (the blueprints) and now we turn to the Administration, and in some cases to the State agencies, (the carpenters and stonemasons) to implement what was envisioned. But as anyone who has [...]

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Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE

Posted on April 22, 2010

Implementation Challenges—It’s all about the Leadership With health care reform now the law of the land, the focus turns to implementing the hundreds of changes that will need to occur between 2010 and 2014, the year the majority of the 32 million newly insured Americans receive coverage.  This will mean establishing the health insurance exchanges [...]

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Dan Hawkins, NACHC

Posted on April 19, 2010

The new health reform law marks both the greatest advance for health centers in their entire 45-year history and their most significant challenge. The new, guaranteed funding provided – $11 billion over the next 5 years – should support the expansion of health centers to serve 20 million additional people by 2015, effectively doubling their [...]

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Medicaid Eligibility Changes

Posted on April 15, 2010

Expands Medicaid to provide uniform coverage to all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants with incomes below 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

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