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ACA open enrollment for 2015 causing anxiety for plans, providers
Paul Demko | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period focused on signing up as many people as possible. But when enrollment for the second year of coverage opens on Nov. 15, the task for health plans, insurance brokers and navigators will be more complex.
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Cost growth projected to climb; can ACA initiatives slow it down?
Melanie Evans | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. economy's lackluster recovery from the Great Recession eroded wages and left millions chronically unemployed. But it also gave the nation a break from rapidly rising healthcare spending.
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Provider plans price more aggressively on insurance exchanges
Paul Demko | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The launch of the Obamacare exchanges has offered an opportunity for provider-sponsored plans to compete on a level playing field with the traditional insurers that long have dominated the individual and small-group markets.
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Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths
Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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Without Medicaid expansion, some hospitals suffer | Hospitals see big differences between Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states
Beth Kutscher | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are seeing deep reductions in their uninsured volume and the amount of uncompensated care they deliver. That's not happening in nonexpansion states.
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ONC chief Karen DeSalvo on EHRs, IT safety
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' fifth national coordinator for health IT, discusses progress toward meaningful use of electronic health records, the push for EHR interoperability and the proposed Health IT Safety Center.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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Obamacare subsidy rulings put heat on governors
Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Republican governors—particularly those in tough re-election battles—could find it politically dicey to resist taking steps to keep exchange subsidies flowing in their states.
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Looking at how high court might rule on exchange subsidies
Joe Carlson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration hopes the latest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act never reaches Chief Justice John Roberts and his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court. But some legal scholars say there's reason to think that past opinions by conservative justices would...
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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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