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Health On The Hill – August 16, 2010

Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation; Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News; and Drew Armstrong, Bloomberg News

Insurers, lawmakers and state insurance regulators continue to debate what may and may not be included in a calculation of the medical loss ratio, which requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of health insurance premiums on medical care or pay rebates to consumers. Separately, debate is also ongoing over how much power individual states have to enforce provisions of the health care law.

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