States Enact Early Health Reforms As Tougher Terms Loom

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Nearly all states have developed effective strategies to implement new insurance standards set by the 2010 health care overhaul, but questions linger about whether states properly can enforce more complex mandates that take effect in 2014, according to Commonwealth Fund report published Thursday.

Overall, the study showed that states have varied approaches to make their systems jibe with federal standards, but these initial reforms are only the beginning. The second wave of reforms, to take effect in 2014, will be tougher to standardize, according to the...
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