The long-awaited first set of proposed regulations for the state-based health insurance exchanges were released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday, and the major story line is how much leeway the federal government will allow states in establishing their exchanges. The regulations will allow HHS to grant “conditional approval” to a… Read more »
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Three high-ranking House Republicans have asked the IRS to look into AARP to determine if the (c)(4) organization has violated its tax-exempt status. House Democrats decry the investigation as pay-back for AARP’s support of the health care bill.
The Senate this afternoon voted to pass HR 4 by an overwhelming margin and for the first time sent a 1099 reporting requirement repeal to the President’s desk. HR 4, sponsored by Congressman Dan Lungren (CA-3) and a bipartisan list of members of Congress, repealed the expanded 1099 reporting requirements contained in last year’s health… Read more »
The 1099 nightmare could be one step closer to being over today. The Senate is scheduled to consider HR 4 today and hold two votes on that bill. HR 4 would repeal both the expanded 1099 reporting contained in the PPACA and the small business bills, with the offset coming from changes to the new… Read more »
A new report released this week explains the projected participant make-up of the health care exchanges by 2019 and gives a snapshot of what kind of population states and navigators need to prepare for when the exchanges become operation in 2014.