As the comment period wraps up for the proposed regulations on Affordable Care Organizations, health providers don’t seem to be biting. They’ve characterized the regulations as being too restrictive, discouraging to small physician groups, and lacking enough financial incentives.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working to add enrollees to the joint state and federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan. Only 18,313 people have signed up so far, compared to the about 100,000 people with pre-existing conditions who lack health care coverage. Now, the government is cutting premiums by 40% and easing enrollment requirements.
For more on that and legal challenges facing the health reform law, check out this week’s Policy & Practice Podcast.[audio https://egmnblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/podcast060611.mp3]
— Frances Correa (on Twitter @FMCReporting)