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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By 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
By 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
By 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
By 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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Tax reform fears driving Big Pharma mergers
By Beth Kutscher | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rumblings that corporate tax reform will close favorable loopholes for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are getting louder, fueling a rush of high-dollar cross-border deals.
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Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds
By Andis Robeznieks | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.
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Healthcare winners and losers in tax reform
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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Preventing readmissions: Is there an app for that?
By Jaimy Lee | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
About 200 Medicare patients who live in Phoenix will receive sensors for their inhalers this year that track how often they use their medication.
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Safety advocates push to curb hospital surgical fires
By Joe Carlson and Sabriya Rice | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It was a chaotic scene in the operating room just moments before a critically ill patient at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital burst into flames. There was “lots of confusion,” a surgical technician later told hospital inspectors.
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Data collection could stump next phase of predictive analytics
By Melanie Evans | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care's push to employ predictive modeling across its broad population base is an early test of the latest front in healthcare's march to using big data to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs.
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