Archive for the ‘new programs’ Category

Allow states to form healthcare choice compacts

Permit states to form health care choice compacts and allow insurers to sell policies in any state participating in the compact. (Compacts may not take effect before January 1, 2016) Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 7th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Large groups allowed to purchase coverage

States may choose to allow large groups (over 100) to purchase coverage through the exchanges. Source: NAHU
July 7th, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Slide-scale premium assistance for non-Medicaid

Creates sliding-scale premium assistance tax credits for non-Medicaid eligible individuals with incomes up to 400% of FPL to buy coverage through the exchange. Beginning in 2019, a fail-safe mechanism would be applied that reduces overall premium subsidies if the aggregate amount exceeds 0.504 percent...
July 7th, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Give states the option for new non-Medicaid plan

Gives states the option of establishing a federally-funded non-Medicaid state plan for people between 133-200% FPL who do not have access to affordable employer-sponsored coverage and would otherwise be eligible for subsidized coverage through a state-based exchange. The funding for this program will...
July 7th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

States required to create “Exchanges”

Requires each state to create an Exchange to facilitate the sale of qualified benefit plans to individuals, including the federally administered multi-state plans and non-profit co-operative plans. A catastrophic only policy would be available for those 30 and younger. In addition the states must create...
July 7th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

New public long-term care program

Creates a new public long-term care program and requires all employers to enroll employees, unless the employee elects to opt out. Source: NAHU
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

Cafeteria Plan Safe Harbor for Small Employers

Small employers (generally those with 100 or fewer employees) will be allowed to adopt new “simple cafeteria plans.” In exchange for satisfying minimum participation and contribution requirements, these plans treated as meeting the nondiscrimination requirements that would otherwise apply to the...
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Increasing funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps

Improve access to care by increasing funding by $11 billion for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps over five years; establish new programs to support school-based health centers and nurse-managed health clinics. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

New trauma center program

Establish a new trauma center program to strengthen emergency department and trauma center capacity. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More

Community-based Collaborative Care Network Program

Establish the Community-based Collaborative Care Network Program to support consortiums of health care providers to coordinate and integrate health care services, for low-income uninsured and underinsured populations. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Develop national quality improvement strategy

Develop a national quality improvement strategy that includes priorities to improve the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council to develop a national strategy to improve the nation’s health. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Provide grants for employers that establish wellness programs

Provide grants for up to five years to small employers that establish wellness programs. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More

50% discount on brand-name prescriptions for Medicare Part D

Require pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide a 50% discount on brand-name prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap beginning in 2011 and begin phasing-in federal subsidies for generic prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Grants funding develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations

Award five-year demonstration grants to states to develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More
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