Obama Administration Regulatory Review Won’t Include Health Law Rules
An official from the Department of Health and Human Services told a House oversight subcommittee that the health law's regulations are too new for a second look. However, some Republican members of the panel disagreed, saying that the waivers that have been granted are reason enough for such examination.
The Hill: HHS Reg Review Won't Include New Health Care Reform Rules
The Health and Human Services Department won't be revisiting regulations that implement the new healthcare law during its review of potentially burdensome regulations. Sherry Glied, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS, said the rules are too new for a second look. She testified Monday at a hearing on President Obama's executive order directing agencies to identify and revise regulations that can be streamlined or eliminated (Baker, 6/13).
Politico Pro: HHS Won't Take A Second Look At ACA Rules
The rules that have already been issued to implement parts of the health care law won't get a second look under President Barack Obama's executive order to review burdensome regulations, a top HHS policy official told a House oversight subpanel Monday afternoon. House Republicans suggested that HHS should take a second look at the rules, since it has already granted a series of waivers from the law itself, giving 1,400 organizations temporary relief from the law's new annual limit requirements and granting waivers from the medical loss ratio rule to three states (Millman, 6/13).
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CQ HealthBeat: HHS Gave GOP List Of Companies Denied 'Mini-Med' Waivers, Official Says
A top Health and Human Services Department official said Monday that her agency has given a congressional committee a list of the companies and unions denied waivers from the health care law. Sherry Glied, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, also told a House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee that the annual process for granting the one-year "mini-med" waivers is "under discussion right now" at HHS (Norman, 6/13).