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Health On The Hill – October 11, 2010

Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News; Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation

The Department of Health and Human Services has granted approximately 30 waivers to employers, insurers and unions that will allow them to offer limited benefit, or “mini-med,” health insurance plans. Additionally, a federal judge in Michigan ruled that Congress does have the power under the Constitution to require that individuals purchase health insurance – known as the “individual mandate” – but legal challenges to the law are ongoing and the debate is expected to land at the Supreme Court.

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