Aetna – Health Care Reform updates for the week of January 14

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This week’s health care reform news:

43 State Legislatures Convene in January

Forty-three states have convened or are scheduled to convene in January, with many dealing with the launch of health insurance exchanges later this year. Other issues facing many states include Medicaid expansion, benefit mandates and provider contracting.

Other highlights include:

  • California’s governor is seeking $350 million in the state budget for Medicaid expansion.
  • Delaware is expected to wrestle with specialty pharmacy drug tier and biosimilars legislation in the new session.
  • New Mexico will accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

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