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Medicare Heats Up Biden-Ryan Debate

October 12, 2012
The Medicare segment of the debate included some of the most frequent interruptions by both Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) in a testy debate as each took turns bashing the other side's impacts on the program.
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Lack of Health Care Reform Guidance Hampers State Lawmakers: Letter

October 9, 2012
For employers, final regulatory guidance has yet to come in a number of areas, including whether employers will be assessed a penalty of $2,000 per full-time employee if they do not offer coverage to all full-time employees, and how much they will have to pay to fund a three-year health care reform law program that will partially reimburse health insurers writing policies for individuals with high health care costs.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Refiles Suit to Block Health Reform Provisions

September 21, 2012
The amended lawsuit argues that the IRS' regulation directly contradicts the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's original language regarding the exchanges and—more specifically—the premium subsidies, which carry significant financial penalties for certain employers that do not provide adequate and affordable employee health benefits as defined by the law.
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