Today’s Medicare and Health Care Reform News
October 10, 2011
To make it easy for you to find the latest news on Medicare and health care reform we will be posting important stories for you throughout the week. To find the news that’s important to you check out our new page, “Today’s Top Medicare and Health Care Reform News.” You’ll find the link in the side bar on the right.
- Deficit-cutting panel appears deadlocked and debt deal appears no closer to an agreement.
- HHS begins posting premium rate review information for proposed increases of 10% or more.
- Supercommittee eyeing 30% surcharge on premiums proposed for low deductible Medigap plans.
- Employees’ health insurance costs going up again – most employers respond by increasing employee premium share.
- Half of Texas doctors would drop Medicare patients if physician fee cuts of 30% take effect in 2012.
- As predicted: HHS postpones Georgia’s request for waiver of a key provision of the healthcare reform law.
- Arizona Medicaid cuts: Key portions of plan rejected. Thousands of low-income Arizonans face new co-payments & fees.
- FDA, CMS launch pilot program to review medical devices for FDA approval & Medicare coverage concurrently.
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