CQ: Proposed Federal Exchange Regulation Delayed

CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS
June 2, 2011 – 6:07 p.m.

Spring Slips Into Summer for Proposed Exchange Regulation

By CQ Staff

Health and Human Services officials have been saying that the proposed regulation they plan to issue under the overhaul law on health insurance exchanges will come out this spring. But that changed on Thursday.

In prepared testimony, Steven B. Larsen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, said “HHS plans to issue a proposed regulation this summer that will provide further guidance to states and stakeholders. This proposed regulation will reflect the input we have received on issues relating to State Exchanges, and will solicit further comment on a number of key issues in advance of issuing a final rule.”

Larsen was among the witnesses scheduled to testify Thursday at a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on regs issued under the health law. The Business Roundtable (BRT) weighed in with a statement during the day saying that combined impact of the regulations “may impose high financial and administrative costs on job creators and jeopardize both access to and quality of health care for American workers and their families.”

BRT added that “At a time of stubbornly high unemployment, we should not invest in health care that makes job creation more unaffordable.”

Source: CQ Online News
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