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Heatlh Care Reform Bill Includes Consumer-Financed National Insurance Pool for Long-Term Care
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Kansas City Star reports that the health care reform bill included the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or CLASS, effective January 1, 2011, the object of which is to give workers a consumer-financed national... Read More

US DOL Says Impact of Health Care Reform Bill on Black Lung Benefits Overstated
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Charleston Gazette reports that the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, says the changes authored by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) in the health care reform bill would have a relatively modest... Read More

Health Care Reform’s Potential Impact to Pose Challenges for Workers Comp, Medical Liability Insurers
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

While it's still too early to quantify the exact impact of health care reform, implementation of the measure enacted last year will bring short- and long-term challenges to employers and the property/casualty insurance industry, attendees at the Casualty... Read More

The Impact of US Health Care Reform on Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Swiss Re reports that it will take months and possibly years to know the full impact of the reforms, but several key themes are emerging for P&C insurers. Read more in the Swiss Re Report On Health Care Reform and Workers' Compensation . Read More

House Passes Health Care Reconciliation Bill
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON , D.C. –The House has passed the health care reconciliation bill by a 220-207 vote. The bill, which includes fixes made to the Senate version of the health care bill, has been sent to President Obama for his signature. Source: ABC... Read More

NM: Governor Richardson Acts on Health Care Reform Strategic Plan and Recommendations
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SANTA FE, NM - Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., issued the following news release: Governor Bill Richardson today announced the state is moving forward on several initial recommendations from the New Mexico Health Care Reform Leadership Team's Strategic... Read More

AASCIF President and MD IWIF CEO Speak on Joblessness, Healthcare Reform
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHNIGTON, D.C. - Laurence Hubbard, the president of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds, and Tom Phelan, CEO of the Maryland Injured Workers Insurance Fund, sat for a joint interview on impact of joblessness and healthcare... Read More

NCCI Posts Report on Effects of Health Care Reform on Workers' Comp Ssytems and Costs
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BOCA RATON, FL - The National Council on Compensation Insurance says the national Health Care Reform Bill may result in changes to workers compensation administrative systems and costs. Read the report Source: NCCI Read More

WV: Health Care Reform Bill Could Threaten State's Black Lung Fund
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that changes in the federal black lung program inserted in the health care bill signed into law Tuesday by President Obama could cost the state's Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund $50 million... Read More

President Obama Signs Health Care Reform Bill
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON , D.C. - President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the Senate health reform bill (HR 3590) into law this morning. Source: California Healthline Read More

Health Care Reform Update
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by Caroline Conway

Late Sunday night, after hours of tense debate, the House passed HR 3950, the health care reform bill passed by the Senate on December 23. Shortly thereafter, the House passed a smaller reconciliation bill, HR 4872, the Health Care and Education Affordability... Read More

NC: Blue Cross to Cut Costs 20% to Limit Premium Hikes, Adapt to Health Care Reforms
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DURHAM, NC - The Charlotte Observer reports that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is planning to cut costs by 20 percent by 2014, all in an effort to improve its bottom line, limit the need for premium hikes, and adapt to changes as a result... Read More

Health Care Reform Benefits Brand-Name Drug Makers, Device Makers, Hospitals, Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

As reported by Reuters , the health care reform legislation will have a favorable impact on the brand-name drug industry, medical device industry, hospitals, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). With respect to PBMs, analysts predict that increased Medicare... Read More

CA: GOP Urges AG to Join Lawsuit Against Health Care Reform, Seeks Constitutional Amendment
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - Republican state senators have urged Attorney General Jerry Brown to join the AGs in 13 other states to file a lawsuit against the health care reform legislation signed into law Tuesday by President Obama. GOP lawmakers are also supporting... Read More

Health Care Unplugged: McDermott Will & Emery Blog Gets Thru to the Issues of a National Dilemma
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by Karen C. Yotis

Last November, at the JVC Insurance Forum in Chicago, two speakers on a panel about health care reform almost came to blows. Perhaps it was because the physician from a public hospital in West Virginia kept throwing the word ‘disingenuous’... Read More