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Tidal Wave Of Health Law Rules Expected In Days And Weeks Ahead

Also in the news, reports estimate state-specific costs and savings related to the overhaul's Medicaid expansion.   

Kaiser Health News: Administration Expected to Release Many New Rules For Health Law
With the national health law's political future now entrenched, a deluge of new rules is expected in the coming days and weeks as the Obama administration fleshes out the law's complex components (Rau, 11/15). 

The Associated Press: HHS Releases Report On Cost To Expand Medicaid In NH Under New Federal Health Care Law
New Hampshire could save up to $114 million if it decides not to expand Medicaid under the new federal health care law, but it would lose $2.5 billion in federal aid toward health care for the state's uninsured. The state Health and Human Services Department on Thursday released the first part of a study on the impact of expanding Medicaid that examines the cost to the state from 2014 to 2020 (Love, 11/15). 

The Associated Press: Report: Fla. Could Save Money Expanding Medicaid
A health report released Thursday estimates the state could expand its Medicaid coverage to more than 1 million residents without spending additional money by offsetting costs in state-funded hospital programs and other safety nets. The study by Georgetown University Health Policy Institute comes days after Gov. Rick Scott softened his staunch opposition to the federal health care law, signaling he wants to explore setting up a state health exchange and expanding the Medicaid rolls (Kennedy, 11/15).

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