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MLR Bill Passes House Committee
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A bill that would amend two important medical loss ratio provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by a House committee Thursday. HR 1206 (Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2011) is best known as an effort to amend the MLR rule to exclude broker and agent fees and commissions from administrative expense calculations. However, the bill would also give states the final say on MLR waiver requests.