Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chaos Rules Debt Debate as Default Deadline Approaches

President Obama and House Speaker Boehner took to the airwaves, separately, in primetime earlier this week to make their case to the American people on how to best raise the debt ceiling and get our long term deficits under control. … Continue reading

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IOM Releases Report Seen As Possible Harbinger of Essential Benefits Package

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has delivered their report on preventive services for women’s health to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The report lays out specific recommendations on what the IOM feels should be covered in health … Continue reading

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HHS Releases Proposed State-Based Health Insurance Exchange Rules

The Department of Health and Human Services has released proposed rules that will govern the creation and administration of state-based health insurance exchanges. Created as part of the Affordable Care Act, state-based health exchanges are web portals created by state … Continue reading

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Sen. Hatch Files Amendment to Korea Free Trade Agreement Repealing Medical Device Excise Tax

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has filed an amendment to the Korea free trade agreement that would repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax in the Senate Finance Committee.  Passed as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Medical Device Excise Tax … Continue reading

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OPGA Announces Bi-Partisan Support of HR 1958 from Iowa Delegation

OPGA is proud to announce that Congressman Tom Latham (R-Ia.) and Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Ia.) have agreed to support HR 1958, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2011. The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act instructs CMS to … Continue reading

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