health reform

The Scoop: April 1, 2020 Edition

In this edition Virginia passes seven additional health reform bills Maryland and Colorado legislatures pass infertility coverage bills Indiana will allow Farm Bureau health plans effective in 2021 Maine enacts legislation to create a state-run…



The Scoop: Special Edition 2.0

In this edition Eight states + DC now offer special enrollment periods State actions require or encourage insurers to fully cover testing New Mexico requires insurers to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19, flu, and pneumonia States…


The Scoop: Special Edition

In this edition Washington, Massachusetts create special enrollment periods; California, DC, and Maryland residents can also still enroll States require or ask insurers to cover cost of COVID-19 testing IRS allows HDHPs to cover COVID-19…


The Scoop: March 4, 2020 Edition

In this edition New York requires state-regulated health plans to fully cover Coronavirus testing More than 18,000 select new easy enrollment program in Maryland Iowa legislature considers a Medicaid work requirement Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly pass…


The Scoop: February 26, 2020 Edition

In this edition Michigan governor wants federal judge to quickly overturn state’s Medicaid work requirement Virginia House, Senate pass surprise balance billing protections Colorado lawmakers consider legislation to create ‘easy enrollment’ program New Mexico lawmakers…


The Scoop: February 19, 2020 Edition

In this edition Covered California offers special enrollment through April 30 Court of Appeals rules against Arkansas work requirement Indiana Senate unanimously approves Farm Bureau health plan bill Virginia Senate passes legislation to prevent narrow-network…


The Scoop: February 12, 2020 Edition

In this edition DC exchange offers SEP for residents who weren’t aware of DC’s individual mandate Virginia lawmakers approve bills to limit short-term health plans Virginia moves a step closer toward a state-run exchange Nebraska…


The Scoop: February 5, 2020 Edition

In this edition Open enrollment is mostly over; tax season has begun Oklahoma governor plans to pursue new Medicaid block grant opportunity HHS proposes federal health insurance rules for 2021 HHS issues another extension for…


The Scoop: January 29, 2020 Edition

In this edition New York extends open enrollment (enrollment also continues in DC, CA) Legislation introduced in Maryland would create state-based premium subsidies Single-payer legislation introduced again in Vermont Illinois is second state to enact…