HHS to Seek Comments on Waivers for Medicaid and Accountable Care Organizations

A recently surfaced regulatory action submitted to the White House's Office of Management and Budget(OMB) suggests that the Department of Health and Human Services is poised to request public comments on medicaid waivers related to Accountable Care Organizations and certain demonstration projects. Read more »

Obamacare Regulation of Health Insurance Premiums: Make Your Voice Heard!

Americans for Limited Government just sent a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services on a proposed regulation that exercises power beyond what the law allows.

Now it's your turn. Read more »

Judge Vinson: Decision is funcional equivalent of an injunciton.

Presumes officials of the Exectutive Branch will comply with decision overturning Obamacare. Read more »

Shocked by the 511 New Obamacare Waivers?—Expect More to Come!

Many seem shocked that 511 new waivers have been granted in addition to the 222 that HHS reported last month. But don't be surprised. In fact, expect more waivers to come. Read more »

FDA Withdraws its Guidance on New Obamacare Menu Labeling Law

Today at Noon the FDA submitted for publication in the Federal Register a Notice announcing the withdrawal of its Draft Guidance on the Menu Labeling requirements of Obamacare.

In the Draft Guidance document, the FDA had indicated that they would refrain from enforcement of the new law through December 2010 when the final version of the Guidance was expected. Read more »

New Hampshire Concerned Obamacare's MLR Reg Will "Disrupt" Individual Health Insurance Market

HHS just announced on its website that New Hampshire has become the second state to request a waiver from Obamacare's Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) regulation. Read more »

Defunding the IPAB is Not Enough to Keep HHS from Rationing (Updated)

The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, yesterday, reported that Republicans plan to defund the Independent Payment Advisory Board(IPAB)(formerly called the "Independent Medicare Advisory Board") calling it a “rationing entity.”

While this is welcomed news, defunding the IPAB is not enough to stop the implementation of rationing power. Read more »

The Nitty Gritty: 6 Types of Obamacare Waivers

You cannot listen to news about Obamacare without hearing about waivers. Obamacare waivers not only evidence a poorly conceived law, but the very need for a waiver transfers power to a bureaucracy where the individual, organization, or firm with the best lobbyists wins. What you may not know is that there are actually several types of waivers. Read more »

Federal Rate Review Regulation May Exceed Statutory Authority

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed regulation that creates a federal health insurance rate review program. Read more »

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