• 10.12.17

    Ario Discusses New Executive Order With The Atlantic

    The Atlantic quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, on an executive order that could make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. The order expands the use of association health plans and short-term health insurance, which have fewer benefit requirements than the ...

  • 10.12.17

    Executive Order Weakens ACA Rules

    Modern Healthcare spoke with Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, about a recent executive order that eases Affordable Care Act rules. The order gives businesses and individuals access to cheaper health plans with fewer benefits and consumer protections.   In the ...

  • 10.10.17

    New York Times Quotes Ario on Iowa’s Waiver Proposal

    In an article discussing the approval status of Iowa’s health policy proposal, TheNew York Times turned to Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for comment.   According to the publication, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ approval of ...

  • 10.10.17

    How Oregon’s Waiver Outcome Could Provide Insight

    Fierce Healthcare turned to Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for commentary on current developments in the federal approval process for state reinsurance waivers.   Oklahoma officials withdrew the state’s Section 1332 waiver following the Trump ...

  • 10.05.17

    State Officials Scramble to Save MinnesotaCare

    The Star Tribune spoke with Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, on how state officials are working to save MinnesotaCare. The health insurance program covers 91,000 people who are often described as the “working poor.”   Federal health regulators ...

  • 10.03.17

    Providers and Payers Sharing Data: Is It Feasible?

    Manatt’s William Bernstein, chair of Manatt Health, and partner Robert Belfort were quoted by Health Data Management on how providers and payers are sharing data to manage value-based care.   The publication explains that although healthcare providers and payers have had a contentious ...

  • 10.02.17

    Implications of Oklahoma’s Failed 1332 Waiver

    Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, was quoted by Becker’s Hospital Review on the implications of Oklahoma’s failed 1332 waiver.   According to the publication, these waivers allow states to opt out of specific Affordable Care Act requirements to ...

  • 09.30.17

    Uncertainty Follows Oklahoma’s Withdrawn 1332 Waiver

    Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, spoke with NewsOK on Oklahoma’s withdrawn 1332 reinsurance waiver application. The waiver would have given the state permission to use $350 million in federal funds that would act as a backstop by paying a certain percentage of ...

  • 09.29.17

    CMS Fails to Approve Oklahoma’s 1332 Waiver on Time

    Inside Health Policy quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, on Oklahoma’s recent withdrawal of its 1332 reinsurance waiver application. The publication noted that the wavier would have helped 130,000 residents by reducing premiums by approximately 34 percent, ...

  • 09.26.17

    Flexibility Without Funding Is a ‘Hollow Promise’ for States

    Manatt’s Patricia Boozang, a senior managing director with Manatt Health, was interviewed by BYU Radio on the potential impacts of state-based healthcare.Boozang explained that under the Affordable Care Act, most states would have welcomed more flexibility and autonomy in their relationships ...

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