Navigation Links
Nearly all states have taken action on Affordable Care Act's Patients' Bill of Rights
Date:3/21/2012

took effect, nearly all states have moved ahead on the new coverage options and consumer protections now available to their residents under the Affordable Care Act," said Sara Collins, Vice President for Affordable Health Insurance at The Commonwealth Fund. "With these actions, states across the country are taking steps to make sure that insurance carriers subject to the reform law provide American families with the new benefits guaranteed under the law."

The report finds that states took the following actions:

  • Twelve statesConnecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Virginiapassed new legislation or issued new regulations that addressed all 10 of the reforms.
  • The District of Columbia and 11 statesCalifornia, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsinpassed a new law or issued a new regulation on at least one early market reform.
  • Fifteen statesAlabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texasissued new subregulatory guidance, such as a bulletin to advise insurers of the reforms.
  • Eleven statesAlaska, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyomingreported that regulators were actively reviewing insurer filings for compliance with the reforms even though the state had not otherwise passed a new law or issued new regulations or other guidance.
  • Only Arizona had taken no action.

The authors identified a variety of reasons why states may have chosen to address only some of the early market reforms in new legislation or regulations. Some states already had existing state laws that they viewed as consistent with the Affordable Care Act; some took action only on reforms where their existing state laws were in direct co
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Mahon
mm@cmwf.org
212-606-3853
Commonwealth Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Minnesota Department of Health Report: Nearly 6,000 Hospitalizations for COPD in 2007
2. 29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases
3. SDI Reports: Nearly a Third Of Physicians Use Handheld and Smartphone Devices to Access Medical Information - Physicians Most Likely to be Using Apple iPhone
4. Rhausler Announces Record Growth of Nearly 700% for its Spinal Implant Devices
5. Case Western Reserve receives nearly $8M to help providers enable adoption of EHRs in Ohio
6. Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors
7. MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought
8. Radiation Risks Nearly Double for Younger CT Scan Patients
9. Medical costs of cancer have nearly doubled over the past 2 decades
10. Infectious diseases caused two-thirds of the nearly 9 million child deaths globally in 2008
11. Suntricity Power Stations Report Nearly 100% Percent Uptime Suntricity Power Stations using AC power more reliable than standard sun powered solar systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Cancer researchers in Slovenia say genetic variations ... how patients respond to treatment with pemetrexed (Alimta), the ... the full story. Click here to read the ... of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Institute of Oncology tested ... of polymorphisms. They found that patients with genetic variations ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ... the type of material used to create a new ... game, say researchers presenting their work today at the ... Medicine ( AOSSM ). , “Our study ... (tissue harvested from a donor) fail more frequently than ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Woodland Hills permanent teeth in one day ... Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., will speak next ... Rey, Calif. , The award-winning prosthodontist, international speaker and ... in one day dental procedure at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July ... 15 years ago, Dr. Jivraj said. Getting new teeth in ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 BellasDress, the experienced dressmaker ... popular online suppliers when it comes to beach ... new collection of beach wedding outfits in its online ... of elegant outfits. , BellasDress has been considered ... world. According to the company’s senior spokesman, BellasDress provides ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... The International Concussion Organization is ... Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York ... growing concussion epidemic that is plaguing athletes in ... competition. , The Symposium gathers more than a ... professional athletes and legal scholars for engaging and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Research Finds Genetic Variables Impact Chemotherapy Response, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer With Autografts 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 3Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 4Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 5Health News:BellasDress Emerges As Popular Online Supplier Of 2014 Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:The International Concussion Organization 501(c)(3) hosts its 1st Annual Concussion Symposium at the Best Buy Theater in Time Square, NYC, July 17th, 2014. 2
... statistically significant decline in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, ... issue of the Journal of the National Cancer ... was associated with a reduction in prostate cancer risk. ... examined the association between statins and PSA level. ...
... PAUL, Minn., Oct. 28 Dean Barkley,candidate for US Senate ... to fight HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world., ... candidates from,Minnesota will also agree to sign the pledge," said ... "The pledge helps,voters see who is prepared to take a ...
... (Nasdaq: AHII ) announced today that the Company ... quarter ended,September 30, 2008 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. ... same day at 10:00 a.m.,Eastern Standard Time to discuss ... access the conference call by dialing (719) 785-1758.,Participants will ...
... drug delayed disease progression, researchers found , , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... to treat erectile dysfunction, appears effective in treating pulmonary ... high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the ... can become tired, dizzy and short of breath, because ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28 WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:,WLP) announced ... at the,following conferences:, -- Oppenheimer 19th Annual ... Eastern Standard Time ("EST"); and, -- 2008 ... at,9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (11:30 a.m. EST)., ...
... Corporation,(NYSE: DHR ) announced that Executive Vice ... be presenting at the Goldman Sachs Global,Industrials Conference ... 2008 at,8:00 a.m. EST. The audio will be ... Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Professional,Instrumentation, Medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statin use associated with reduction in prostate specific antigen levels 2Health News:Senator Dean Barkley Pledges Action on HIV/AIDS Epidemic 2Health News:Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension 2Health News:WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients ... to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal ... the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that ... medication that comes in a form other than a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") ... has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase an ... stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led by ... entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors pursuant ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced that ... BioMarin, will present a company update at the Citi Global ... 2011 at 8:00 a.m. ET.   Interested parties ... via the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com ...
... Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: ... filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application for calcipotriene 0.005% ... Taclonex® Ointment. Another generic company is the first to ... Betamethasone) ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioMarin to Present at the Citi Global Healthcare Conference 2Perrigo Confirms Filing for Generic Version of Taclonex® Ointment and Announcement of Lawsuit by Leo Pharma 2Perrigo Confirms Filing for Generic Version of Taclonex® Ointment and Announcement of Lawsuit by Leo Pharma 3
Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Used for catheter ... endourology procedures. Increased inner ... coils allows utilization of ... mandril while maintaining tip ...
Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... access wire into the renal pelvis through a ... The mandril type shaft construction provides rigidity which ... (0.89 mm) diameter wire guide. The distal portion ... construction over the tapered mandril which provides tip ...
Medicine Products: