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State Net Capitol Journal: States Laboratories Of Health Care Finance
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Under a program created by the Affordable Care Act called the State Innovation Models Initiative, six states — Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont — began testing new health care financing models this year. Colorado... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: The Obamacare Pitfall: Health Care Issues Dominate State Politics
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon Obamacare remains an untidy work in progress in the states, which are struggling with Medicaid expansion, website problems, and insurance issues in an election year in which health care policy issues are overshadowed by partisan politics... Read More

Williams Mullen: Preparing for the Unexpected: The Affordable Care Act’s Whistleblower Provision
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mary Pivec and Igor M. Babichenko On February 27, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its interim final rule setting forth the procedures for handling complaints brought under the whistleblower provision of the Affordable... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: A Tale of 2 Obamacares
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

The starkly contrasting ways in which Democrat- and Republican-led states have generally responded to the Affordable Care Act is creating two separate health care systems, according to a report released last week by the Obama administration. Democrat... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Changes Challenge ACA Implementation
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen Faced with growing complaints from employers over the complexity of implementing the Affordable Care Act by next January, the Obama administration on July 2 announced it would postpone for one year enforcement of a provision of the law... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Gov. Parnell Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Calling the ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act "a failed experiment," Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) announced The Last Frontier State will not expand Medicaid eligibility in line with the law. "I believe a costly Medicaid expansion... Read More

Vote Funds Government Without Demands To Change Health Care Act Being Met
Posted on 17 Oct 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) President Obama signed a bill early Oct. 17 to fund the government after the House and Senate reached an agreement Oct. 16 to end the partial government shutdown and to raise the debt ceiling without House Republicans’... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Offer A Tightly Stretched Lifeline For Obamacare
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon | Obamacare is clinging to existence. After the bungled rollout of the federal health care website and President Obama's contrite admission that he misled millions of Americans into believing they could keep their insurance policies... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Health Exchange Enrollments Lag In First Month
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Only three states — Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York — reached their enrollment targets in the first month of open enrollment in the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. All three states, which run their... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Gov. Kasich Still Pushing Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

The Ohio Legislature has been out on its summer recess for almost two weeks, but Gov. John Kasich (R) has not given up hope lawmakers will return to Columbus sooner than later to green light his call to expand the Buckeye State's Medicaid rolls. At... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Leave Partisan Fold On Health Care And The Minimum Wage
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by State Net

By Lou Cannon As the nation's capital resumes its customary political gridlock, both political parties are turning to the states to advance national agendas. In the process of doing so, however, they are finding that they are far from united within... Read More

Williams Mullen: 3 Health Care Questions For Construction Industry Employers
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Brydon M. DeWitt: The Obama administration’s one-year delay in the employer health insurance mandate was welcome relief for many employers. But, time is still running short. Employers need to plan for compliance now. Beginning January 1... Read More