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Friday, August 29

Sunset Date

The expiration date of a law or government program.

Thursday, August 28

Dual Eligibles

Medicare Part A and/or B recipients who either qualify for Medicare Savings Program or qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Wednesday, August 27

Percent of Poverty

A term for the income of an individual as it relates to the federal poverty line; it is often used to determine if an individual qualifies for a government program.

Tuesday, August 26

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

A form of health insurance in which the enrollee pays a smaller portion of health care costs when they use pre-approved health care providers.

Monday, August 25

Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA)

Legislation which requires that mental health benefits be on par with medical and surgical benefits offered by a group health plan.

Multi-state Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act requires every health care exchange to offer at least two multi-state plans – one from a non-profit, and one which does…