The law requires insurers in the individual and small-group markets that propose premium increases of 10 percent or more to publicly disclose that information and explain why they think the increase is justified. You can find details of proposed increases on many state Web sites, and a consumer-friendly version of the information will soon be available at www.healthcare.gov , according to an official at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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Laura's Law appears headed for adoption in S.F. - SFGate
Opponents speak out Dozens of opponents spoke out against Laura's Law, however, many of them wearing neon-green T-shirts reading, "Force is the opposite of treatment." But their opposition appears unlikely to matter this time around. Farrell and Campos agreed to several amendments to secure its passage at the full board, including requiring the Department of Public Health to create a three-person team to oversee the implementation of Laura's Law. The team would be composed of a forensic psychiatrist, a peer who has dealt with mental illness and a family liaison who has had a family member with mental illness. The team would be responsible for trying to engage a mentally ill person referred under Laura's Law with voluntary treatment first.
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