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2010-11 News

 

 


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2007:
PDL State Programs - March 2007

Health Insurance Costs and Coverage - State Actions - Idaho, July 11, 200
Health Costs and Spending: Latest State Strategies -Slides for Iowa, Sept. 19, 2007

ANNUAL MEETING & OTHERS '06
Ed Belkin, PhRMA - Medicare Part D - 8/16/06

Harry Hagel, HRSA/PSSC - 340B Discounts - 8/16/06
Gloria Parker, CMS - Medicare Part D - 8/16/06

Roba Whiteley- Together Rx Access - 8/16/06
Vern Smith-Medicare Part D - 8/16/06
Speaker Sal DiMasi - MA Universal Health - 8/16/06
Sen. Richard Moore - MA Universal Health - 8/16/06
Edmund Haislmeier - MA Universal Health - 8/16/06
    Fiscal Seminar & TAs
Bulk Purchasing of Rx - RC, Fiscal Analysts, 9/6/06 -
Consumer-Driven Health Care, HSAs and States - RC, Fiscal Analysts, 9/6/06 -
Health Care Insurance & Access for the Uninsured - RC presentation to Louisiana Task Force on Health - 9/18/06
    Fall Forum
Rx Safety: Patrick Ford, Pfizer - Fall Forum, Texas PowerPoint, 12/7/06
Rx Safety: Eleni Anagnostiadis, NABP - PowerPoint, 12/7/06
Rx Safety: Marissa Schlaifer,  - PowerPoint, 12/7/06
States and Medicare Part D in 2007 - RC PowerPoint, 12/7/06

ANNUAL MEETING, '04:
Health Cost Solutions: Scott Leitz 7/20/04
Health Cost Solutions: Conrad Meier 7/20/04
Health Cost Solutions: Bill von Oehsen of PHPC
Health Cost Solutions: Rx   John Santa 7/20/04 
Affordable Pharmaceuticals: Robert Perkins 7/22/04
Affordable Pharmaceuticals: Vern Smith 7/22/04
Affordable Pharmaceuticals: Joan Henneberry 7/22/04
PHARM:
Audioconference 4 - Presenter bios - Aug 17, 2004 PowerPoint
Audioconference 4 - Joan Henneberry
- Aug 17, 2004 PowerPoint
Audioconference 4 - Kim Fox, Rutgers - Aug 17, 2004 PowerPoint
Audioconference 4 - Barbara Edwards, Ohio - Aug 17, 2004 PowerPoint
Audioconference 4 - Dr Dorian Lo, Medco - Aug 17, 2004 PowerPoint
Audioconference 5 - Joy Johnson Wilson - Sept. 29, 2004
Audioconference 5 - Gale Arden, CMS- Sept. 29, 2004
Audioconference 5 - Diane Goyette, HRSA/PSSC- Sept. 29, 2004
Kevin Nicholson -E-Pharmacies-Apr 30-2004 -PPT

Report on Senior Pharmaceutical Actions - R. C presentation to Colorado Health Care Task Force, 9/7/2000 
PhRMA Presentation to N C S L by M. Powell - PowerPoint presentation, 8/13/01  © Ph RMA

2005 material
     > PBMs: PowerPoint Presentation for Maryland PDF format by RC - 1/24/05
     > State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs-Summary - Status Report - 6/05 [2 pp]
     > States' Rx for Medicare Gaps - State Legis latures magazine - 3/06
     > 2004 State Pharmaceuticals: Medicare State Adjustment Legislation - updated 1/05
     > State Legislation Affecting Pharmaceutical Importation - updated 6/2006
     >  RX State Legislative Update 2004-05 PDF Format - PowerPoint for NLARx meeting in DC, 1/28/05 -
> Maine, Prescription Drug Laws in
-2005
> Maine Prescription Drug Access law - signed 5/11/2000
States' Rx for Drug Costs - Britannica.com 01/01 reprint from N C S L ~[offline 2/04]

State Laws on Heart Attacks and Defibrillators  ~ update N C S L- 2008
Medicaid: 50-State Program Information - MDG & CCDC

MEDIA PUBLISHED STORIES

Christian Science Monitor/Nando "While Washington Talks, states are acting on health care - June 20, 2000 [offline]
Where Healthcare Reform Happens: the States - CS Monitor, reprint by Benefits Buzz - June 20, 2000 [offline]
Prescriptions Hot in Election Year - AP/ Search Colorado, June 16, 2000
Intense Public Interest vs. Gridlock - AP/Fox News by Will Lester, June 16, 2000 -

NY Not The Only State Moving to Help Seniors With Prescriptions -- Fulton Daily News,   Feb. 14, 2000
Managed Care Magazine "Northeast States Pursue Prices Controls..." - May 2000
USA Today "State Legislators take the lead on drugs prices" - April, 2000
CNN.com: US states, companies at war over drug prices - July 6, 2000
[offline]
Associated Press:  Maine Expands Subsidized Drug Plan - Sept. 22, 1999
Getting Booted Out: Managed Care - Unique Opportunities Magazine - March 1999
Prescription Drug Costs Analyzed - Omaha (NE) World Star, August 24.2000

States act on prescription drugs - Hospitals and Health Network - August 2000

Rx Relief - Governing Magazine - Sept 2000 - [link update 11/2010]

States Stumble on Medical Privacy - Dallas Morning News - Sept 18, 2000
State help on drugs proposed - Montgomery Advertiser - Sept 28, 2000
Bush, Gore tout coverage plans - Denver Post by Marsha Austin, business writer, Oct 1, 2000  6 pp.
Pharmacy Costs: Your home state may help out - US News & World Report, December 11, 2000
Supreme Court may rule on expanding patient protection rights- American Medical News, Jan. 29, 2001

Idaho seeks lower drug prices - The Idaho Statesman, March 11, 2001
State looks at plan to fight drug prices - The Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA, March 10, 2001
Many States Study Bills to Curb Drug Costs - Wall Street Journal - April 11, 2001 - nc password required
States Creating Plans to Reduce Drug Costs - New York Times -April 23, 2001
States Creating Their Own Plans - NY Times reprint by Global Action on Aging - April 23, 2001
Prescription Drug Benefits audio interview - National Public Radio (WAMU, Washington, DC) - April 25, 2001 [ok 4/06] >>>
Panel Debates State, Federal Roles in Prescription Drug Costs on NPR - Kaiser News - April 26, 2001
In the Pool: West Virginia May Join a Multistate Plan:  West Va. Gazette - May 8, 2001 -
Drug costs' prescription unfilled - The Oregonian - May 10, 2001
Court Backs Maine's Drug Plan - Newark Star-Ledger - May 18, 2001
Retirees Should Look at All Taxes - Wall Street Journal Sunday/DenverPost.com - May 20, 2001
Bay State Seniors Pins Hope on Pharmacy Plan - Springfield - July 21, 2001
Maine Fights Drug Costs - Chicago (IL) Tribune - Sept. 2, 2001 -[archive $]
U.S. Backs Florida Plan to Cut Drug Costs - New York Times - September 19, 2001
Colorado Seeks Insurance Savings - Denver Post - October 5, 2001 [not online]
High Court Seeks Opinion on drug law - Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger - October 10, 2001
Senior Rx: Illinois’ new program to help low-income seniors
- Illinois Issues, May, 2002  -  [links ok 6/1/10]
Efforts To Kill Coverage Mandates Run Up Against Powerful Forces - Managed Care magazine, May 2002
High court to decide legality of Maine plan- Des Moines Register, Iowa, August 6, 2002
Can states solve the prescription drug problem? - MSNBC, August 7, 2002
Law Requiring Lower Drug Prices Is Struck Down - New York Times, December 25, 2002-
Maine's program to ease drug costs struck down by court - Austin American Statesman, Dec. 25, 2002
Cash Strapped States Hit the Brakes on Rx Spending - Reuters Health,(Medscape) Dec. 20, 2002
L.A. Tax Hike Shows Growing Voter Concern on Health Care - Washington Post, 12/31/02

A Healthy Debate - World Net Daily (Heritage Foundation) - January 7, 2003-
States Teaming Up to Combat Rx Drug Costs - Stateline, March 3, 2003 - [links update 6/1/10]
NY Pols Seek to Reduce Medicaid and Drug Costs Newsday - May 23, 2003
Supreme Court Gives Maine Rx Green Light
- Stateline.org - May 19, 2003
Maine Rx law upheld by Supreme Court - North Jersey Media Group.com, NJ - May 25, 2003
Maine lawmakers approved landmark health plan - Reuters 6/13/03 Reuters AlertNet
Maine lawmakers approved landmark health plan -Boston.com/Globe; Yahoo News 6/14/03
Maine lawmakers Approve Plan for Universal Health Coverage - New York Times 6/14/03

CMS Move Threatens to Put Orphan Drugs Out in Cold - Managed Care, 7/03
Illinois Takes the Lead in Prescription Drug Coverage - Senior Market Advisor, 8/03
States eye importing prescription drugs from Canada - Forbes, 9/25/03
Lawmakers approve sweeping drug discount bill (AP) -  Newark Advocate (OH);  - 12/11/03
Lawmakers approve sweeping drug discount bill -  Marion Star (OH);  - 12/11/03
Lawmakers approve sweeping drug discount bill -  NBC-Ch4 Columbus (OH);  - 12/10/03
New Hampshire to put Canadian drugs mere click away for its ... Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - Dec 11, 2003
Ohioans to get drug discount
- Cincinnati Enquirer, OH - Dec 11, 2003
States Eye Canada, Group Buys To Control Surging Drug Prices - Investors Business Daily, Jan. 8, 2004
Senator says buying Canadian drugs could save CA millions - Mercury News, Jan 22, 2004
Crossing the Line: Prescription Drugs - Governing Magazine, February 2004
States Pushing Drug Reimportation Plans - National Journal (02/23/2004) -[subscriber ONLY]
LEGISLATORS focus on keeping health insurance costs down - American Medical News - July 12, 2004   -   [links ok 6/1/10]
Vermont to sue feds to get imported drugs - Washington Times, August 11, 2004 -
Vermont Will Sue U.S. for the Right to Import Drugs - New York Times, August 11, 2004 
Vermont to sue FDA over drug imports - Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 11, 2004
Prescription battle - New York Newsday, NY - Aug 16, 2004
W.Va. could set precedent with drug price controls - FL Sun Sentinel, August 16, 2004
States Want Say on Drugs - Hartford (CT) Courant, August 22, 2004
FEATURE-US drug recycling offers alternative to imports -Reuters AlertNet, UK - Sept. 1, 2004
Lack of drug list may cost Colorado plenty -Denver Business Journal- September 17, 2004

Lack of drug list may cost Colorado plenty -MSNBC - Sep 17, 2004
LJWorld.com : Report reflects Kansans' insurance struggles - Lawrence Journal World, September 15, 2004
KY. workers pay highest premiums - Kentucky.com - Lexington, KY,USA- Sept. 26, 2004
Alabama Legislature approves governor's health insurance plan AL.com - Birmingham, AL,USA, Nov. 16, 2004-
Alabama Legislature approves governor's health insurance plan Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus, AL- Nov. 16, 2004-
National Briefing: ALABAMA: Trying to Limit HEALTH SPENDING FOR STATE WORKERS - New York Times - New York, NY,USA Nov. 18 [links ok 6/1/10]
Defibrillator market gets a jump start - MSNBC-TV 12/2/04 -
Patients turn to secondhand medications to afford outrageous costs ...
News Target, Taiwan - Dec 3, 2004 -
States in forefront of fight for cheaper drugs - Stateline.org - Nov 30, 2004 -
Defibrillator market gets a jump start - MSNBC-TV Dec. 1, 2004
States in Forefront of Fight for Cheaper Drugs - Kansas City infoZine, MO - Dec 6, 2004
Bay State leads in generic meds: Study: Over half of scrips call for lower-cost drugs - Boston Herald, December 6, 2004

Medicaid Increasingly Heavy State Budget Burden - Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City, MO,USA- Jan. 9, 2005
STATE BENEFITS: Watch Your Wallet - HealthLeaders magazine, Jan. 2005 -

States Make End Runs Around Feds on Canadian Drugs - C ongress Daily 1/31/05 [ subscriber only]
Wash. County to Reward Workers for Keeping Healthy - Reuters - Apr 19, 2005 -
Wash. County to Reward Workers for Keeping Healthy - ABC News - Apr 19, 2005
AARP Pushes Internet Drug Price Comparison Bill -
WNBC, NY - Apr 19, 2005; Troy (NY) Record - Apr 19, 2005
AARP pushes Internet drug price comparison bill - New York Newsday, NY - Apr 18, 2005
2030 forecast: Mostly gray
- USA Today - Apr 20, 2005.
Outside the coverage umbrella - Dallas-Ft Worth Journal- May. 08, 2005.
Bush Promotes Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit in Radio Address -Medical News Today - UK, June 14, 2005
Spending on pills moderates, easing healthcare costs
- Christian Science Monitor - USA, June 19, 2005
Prescription drug spending on the decline:- Webindia123 - India, June 20, 2005
Shaming companies into action - USA Today, June 27, 2005
Hospitals ailing from decline of private coverage - Denver Post - Denver, CO, July 31, 2005
Tennessee Leads US in Medicaid Cuts, Considers Drug Imports - Bloomberg - USA, Aug. 4, 2005
Colorado Legislature Health Care Task Force - - testimony, August 3, 2005
State Employee
- Benefit News, Dec. 31, 2005
States Feel Less Inclined To Issue Coverage Mandates - Managed Care Magazine, March 2006
Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Health Insurance Bill (Update3) - Bloomberg - Apr 5, 2006
Comments on Massachusetts Universal Health Insurance Coverage
- Healthcare Financial Management Assoc. - April 2006
Universal health care not a priority - Las Vegas Sun 4/17/06
Oregon measure seeks to widen cheap drug program - Reuters - USA 11/3/06
Local Rx import programs find fewer takers - Employee Benefit News Jan. 5, 2007
Bill seeks partner benefits; Foes view measure as attempt...
- Newszap Delaware - DE,USA 1/26/07
Mass Coverage - Modern Healthcare, page 1, 6 - 1/15/07
State Moves to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs - KCFR-Radio, Denver, CO 3/8/08 [live audio feed]
Wisconsin seniors fear loss of cheaper meds - Janesville (WI) Gazette, 4/3/07
Arkansas Cancels Prescription Drug Discount Program Because of ... -
Kaiser network.org - Washington, DC,USA
Auto talks may solve potential crisis in paying for retiree health care -AP Wire/ HD News 7/20/07
Mo. Prescription Drug Program Unused
-Washington Post - 8/8/07
Missouri program for unused drugs isn't working -St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, 8/8/07
States start mandating 'cafeteria' health plans - Financial Week - New York City, NY,USA, 8/14/07
Pennsylvania Proposal Seeks Health Insurance Savings - EDUCATION Week
October 3, 2007
State and city healthcare reforms collide with a U.S. law - The Christian Science Monitor , 9/27/07
US Law Imperils State Healthcare Reforms  - CBS News - New York City, NY, 9/27/07
Universal push for insurance -
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA,USA, 10/11/07

2008
Health-Care Reform to Shift Focus - Washington Post, United States - 1/31/08
Washington Post Examines Implications of California Health Care Failure
- Kaiser network.org, DC -3/31/08
Washington Post Examines Implications Of California Health Care ...
Medical News Today (press release), UK - Feb 1, 2008
States falter on health care - Columbus Dispatch, OH - Feb 3, 2008
Rx program has room to improve -
Editorial, Denver Post - Denver, CO- Mar 3, 2008
Illinois bill says stores can't have both clinics and tobacco - American Medical News - March 10, 2008
States Look to Tobacco Tax to Fill Their Budget Holes - New York Times - April 21, 2008
Several States Consider Tobacco Tax Increases To Fund Health Care Programs, Address Budget Deficits
- Kaiser Networks - April 21, 2008
Anorexia, bulimia may soon become part of mandatory health Insurance in Illinois Chicago Tribune, United States - Jun 23, 2008
Small Business Is Latest Focus in Health Fight
- New York Times, United States - Jul 9, 2008
Small Business Is Latest Focus in Health Fight - BlueRidgeNow.com, NC - Jul 10, 2008
High cost of good intentions - Chicago Tribune - United States - July 25, 2008
Across Mass., wait to see doctors grows - Boston Globe, Sept, 22, 2008 -
Financial Meltdown Taking California Budget From Bad to Worse - California HealthLine, October 27, 2008
Citizens Coalition for Responsible Healthcare supports health reforms - Roanoke Times - Roanoke, VA, USA - November 3, 2008
Sen. Max Baucus Gets Debate Going on Capitol Hill with Health ...- InsideARM, MD - Nov 18, 2008

2009
Child insurance bill raises cigarette tax - Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Feb 4, 2009
Obama expands care for children
- Winston-Salem Journal, NC - Feb 4, 2009
Tobacco companies brace for smoking cuts after tax hike - Media General Washington Bureau, DC - Feb 4, 2009
Oregon legislation considers reissuing unused prescriptions ... 18 Feb 2009 by Don Colburn, The Oregonian  
Retail clinics attracting legislator interest - AMNews staff. Posted March 4, 2009
Matching funds aim of state hospital tax - Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR, March 10, 2009
Otter's insurance plan draws fire - Idaho Statesman.com - ID,USA, June 29, 2009
Key Issues in New Jersey Gubernatorial Election
- AARP Bulletin -Sep 1, 2009
State employee health insurance plan needs more cost cuts - WRAL.com -- ‎Sep 20, 2009

NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - StarNewsOnline.com - ‎Sep 20, 2009
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - WCNC -- ‎Sep 20, 2009
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - Rocky Mount Telegram - ‎Sep 20, 2009
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - CharlotteObserver.com - ‎Sep 20, 2009‎
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - News & Observer - ‎Sep 20, 2009
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - Myrtle Beach Sun News - Sep 20, 2009
   NC employee health insurance plan wants cost cuts - Greenville Daily Reflector - ‎Sep 20, 2009
Health care overhaul bills await Schwarzenegger - Sacramento Bee - Sep 28, 2009
Legal Analysts: Suits May Challenge Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Reform. - Insurance News Net (press release) - ‎Oct 5, 2009‎
Some States Continue Health Care Reform Efforts Despite Budget Deficits - InsideARM - Rockville, MD Nov 19, 2009
In public health option, states would become important players - NOLA.com - New Orleans, LA - Nov. 27, 2009

2010
States Look to Forestall Hypothetical Mandate - New York Times - February 8, 2010
Can the States Nullify Health Care Reform? - New England Journal of Medicine - February 10, 2010
The states go marching in: With an impasse in Washington, some states are taking sides in the reform debate - Modern HealthCare - Feb. 15, 2010
Neb. bill would rein in prices on prescriptions - Forbes - - ‎Feb 16, 2010‎
Health insurance mandates face resistance from states - American Medical News - Feb. 22, 2010 -Although the state measures face uncertain futures and could be trumped by federal law, the number of states whose lawmakers are introducing anti-mandate legislation continues to climb, said Richard C auchi, health program director. Some states have multiple anti-mandate bills in play."They may well not be able to prevent some binding formal federal health reform of the future, but they are not just symbolic," C auchi said.
Capitol Coverage: Politicians vs. average workers - Lancaster (PA) Newspapers - ‎Feb 27, 2010‎ - Richard C auchi, program director for health, says he's aware of only one other state — Florida — in which lawmakers pay lower health-insurance premiums than other state employees.
36 States Aim to Preempt Federal Health Care Plan - Politics Daily (blog) - ‎Mar 6, 2010"That is a widespread, common theme," said Richard C auchi, "The real legal issue is the requirement that every ...
State lawmakers try to head off health bill - USA Today , March 14, 2010.  Richard C auchi says it's too soon to say whether a majority of states will follow through and pass new laws ...
Health care bill could greatly expand coverage; Critics fear added costs and government control - Mobile Register al.com - ‎Mar 20, 2010‎.  A half-dozen legislatures, including Mississippi's, have so far rejected such measures, said Richard C auchi, ...
States Mount Challenges to Health Reform Law - PBS NewsHour - ‎Apr 1, 2010‎ - "It's not as if states are moving in lockstep direction," says Richard C auchi, of the National Council o.... "The one thing that is clear ...
Health reform may alter high-risk pools - San Francisco Chronicle, Apr. 12, 2010. It's a race to a deadline," said Richard C auchi, health program director for the National Conference .... "In practical terms, many states ...
Eighteen states opt out of risk pools - Congress.org (blog)  ‎May 11, 2010‎

PPT High risk pools- 5/17
High-Risk Pools Set to Begin in July, But Funding, Fairness Questions Remain
- PBS Newshour - May 25, 2010
Insurance pools readied in some states - New York Times - June 27, 2010
Insurance pools readied in some states - Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press - June 27, 2010
State Legislature Taking Steps To Cover Medically Uninsured - sign-on San Diego- June 27, 2010

Obama Administration Launches Program for Sick, Uninsured - AOL Health -June 30, 2010 - "Part of the reason those 20 states deferred to the federal government was a concern about the financing,"
            New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - NashuaTelegraph.com -AP, June 30, 2010
            Program for the unhealthy uninsured starts taking applications ...  - York Dispatch
            Coverage for uninsured people in poor health -Herald Extra

New coverage for the uninsured -  Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/30/2010 

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - El Paso Times 

Obama's special health care coverage program ... - Northwest Herald |

Sign-ups starting for health overhaul plan - News - ReviewJournal.com 

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - The Oakland Press 

New Coverage For Uninsured People In Poor Health - WPXI-TX Money News ... 

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - WTVM-TV

New coverage for uninsured people in ...- Federal News Radio 1500 AM:

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health(2) (OneNewsNow.com) 

Stopgap health insurance plan being launched -Telegram

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health ... - Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Cost issues dog new coverage program for uninsured people with pre ... - Star Tribune

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - EDGE Chicago

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - Yahoo! Finance

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health -Las Vegas sun

New coverage for uninsured people in poor health - TimesObserver ...  

Nuevo programa especial de cobertura médica - Primera Plana ...  el nuevo herald (Miami, FL)

New coverage in poor health - SM Daily Journal
Cost issues dog new coverage program for uninsured people with pre ... - Washington Examiner

1.      Health Care Battle Heats Up - Law.com (National Law Journal) -Aug. 9, 2010 - opt out or push back on federal health insurance reform, said Richard C
State struggles to implement health care reform | The Connecticut Mirror - Aug 18, 2010 - ... then what their options are," said Richard C..., health program director at the National. "It's not a simple picture.
Health costs: Talks, balks - The Olympian - Olympia, WA - Sept. 5, 2010 - ... time – whether through higher premiums or through shared costs such as co-pays and deductibles, N C S L health expert Dick C.
State's health care premium plan follows U.S. trend - Bellingham Herald - ‎Sep 6, 2010‎ -
BestWeek: Congress Leaps Into Pre-Election Stretch, May Put NFIP in Budget Bill - Insurance News Net (press release) - ‎Sep 17, 2010‎ ... imposing fines or penalties for those who fail to do so, said Dick C
While healthcare debate rages, Kansas officials enact reforms -Oct 17, 2010 The Lawrence Journal-World

1.      Mitt's RomneyCare 2-3 Month Wait To See Family Doctors Severe Doc ... - Ron Paul Forums- Oct 20, 2010 - RC ... said no other state has passed so many initiatives in a single year to increase access to ...
California Pre-Existing Condition Plan a go- San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Oct 25, 2010‎. - While states were supposed to have the pools operating by July 1, only a few met the deadline
Brochure - The National Congress on Health Insurance Reform - Oct 28, 2010 - What Happens to High-Risk Populations when the ...
On the Ballot: Taxes, Health Care, Hunting and More - AARP Bulletin - Nov. 3, 2010 - While Tuesday's vote may not overturn the health care law, Richard
McConnell: defund and repeal pieces – GOP touts repeal; Dems tout compromise - Politico.com - Nov. 4, 2010.
Wins in State Races Could Help GOP Refine Healthcare Reform Law - Medscape, Nov. 5, 2010 - RC... said that Congress wrote the ACA to let the federal government to step in and carry out responsibilities that states either ..
GOP state gains expected to have broad impact on physicians - American Medical News - Nov. 15, 2010 -State leaders could influence health reform implementation in smaller ways, according to Richard.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) grabbed headlines Nov. 16 with his bid to ease high prescription drug prices -Dec. 3, 2010, -Drug Benefit News-He or they are not reinventing the wheel,” says Richard
Ruling Against Individual Mandate Could Slow ACA Roll-Out - Medscape Dec. 13, 2010 - "No doubt some state officials will agree with the ruling and see it as a reason to delay or defer implementation," added Richard
Slow enrollment for high-risk health insurance pools - Insure.com, Dec. 17, 2010 - "Enrollment in the federally funded portion of the program has been fairly slow," says Richard
2011
States face up to 'new reality' of U.S. healthcare -   Reuters, March 24, 2011 -
This year, "there's a similar intensity of filings," said

1.      Parents Fear Health Law Could Derail Autism Coverage - Kaiser Health News, Sept. 26, 2011 - Richard C auchi, said HHS has not yet said how it will determine the
Supreme Court to Hear State Challenges to Health Care Overhaul - N C S L - Nov. 15, 2011 new9.gif

 


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