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Senate healthcare bill would cause 22 million to lose coverage

Senate healthcare bill would cause 22 million to lose coverage

Senate Republicans' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will cause 22 million to lose their health coverage by 2026, according to a projection from the Congressional Budget Office released Monday.

Senate adds waiting period to ACA replacement bill

By Mara Lee  |  June 26, 2017
Senate adds waiting period to ACA replacement bill

The Senate revised its Affordable Care Act replacement in an effort to replicate the effects of the individual mandate. The change imposes a waiting period on individuals seeking to purchase insurance after letting their coverage lapse.

13 key CBO findings on the Senate GOP repeal bill

By Harris Meyer  |  June 26, 2017
13 key CBO findings on the Senate GOP repeal bill

The Better Care Reconciliation Act would result in a total 49 million Americans being uninsured by 2026, according to a Congressional Budget Office review of the draft bill.



Providers

Summa Health is eliminating 300 positions

Summa Health is eliminating 300 positions

Summa Health is eliminating more than 300 positions, cutting services, consolidating units and "re-evaluating our ongoing capital needs" to avoid a $60 million loss projected this year that could threaten its independence, the health system announced on Monday.

Finance

Health systems playing catch-up on rising patient self-pay

Hospitals and physicians are bracing for higher levels of patient self-pay brought on by high-deductible health plans or lack of insurance, and many aren't prepared for the financial shift, according to a survey of health system chief financial officers and revenue cycle executives.

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