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Health Insurance Exchanges Explained: The Experts Weigh-In

The Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges: The Experts Weigh-In.”  The event, which covered the key issues regarding exchanges, including state flexibility, the essential benefits package, and qualified health plan (QHP) and employer requirements, was held on August 4th at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed the first in a series of rulemaking on Health Care Exchanges—mechanisms for organizing the health insurance marketplace to help consumers and small businesses access coverage in a way that permits the easy comparison of available options based on price, benefits and services, and quality.


  • Alden Bianchi, Member, Employment, Labor & Benefits Section; Practice Group Leader, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
  • Liz Fowler, Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the President
  • Brian Webb, Manager of Health Policy & Legislation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

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M. Daria Niewenhous is a Mintz Member with a well-established health care practice. National and local providers rely on Daria’s experience to navigate capital projects, mergers & acquisitions, integration, and other strategic initiatives; adverse events; and licensing, contracting, patient care/risk management, and other complex legal matters.