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Commentary re: Regulation 45 CFR Part 147 (2011)

Interim Final Rules

Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Interim rules now final rules

On 1 August, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued Interim Final Rules to require mandatory coverage of preventive health care services in employer health insurance plans.  The "preventive services" include contraception and sterilization. 

Public comment was invited during a sixty day period ending 30 September, 2011.  The Interim Rules later became the Final Rules.

Materials posted

The materials posted in relation to this regulation are listed below.  They include

  • submissions to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the Interim Final Rules made during the comment period
  • informal commentary, including news release and opinion and editorial columns made during and after the sixty day comment period

Extended comment and submissions
Hearing: Energy and Commerce Sub-Committee on Health

OP ED & News Releases















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