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The second act

The second act

By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond  |  November 10, 2012

The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.

In the right direction

In the right direction

By John D. Thomas  |  November 10, 2012

The headline on the cover of our magazine this week—“Forward”—is an obvious reference to the slogan used by the Barack Obama campaign during this election season.

Coming to terms

Coming to terms

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 10, 2012

President Barack Obama's re-election delivered healthcare executives some certainty that the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented, yet little clue how the president and Congress will treat healthcare programs in their quest to control federal spending.

Surge of exchange plans expected from states

By Rich Daly  |  November 10, 2012

President Barack Obama's re-election and a post-election deadline extension are expected to produce a surge of states submitting insurance exchange plans to the CMS.

Hospital stocks rally as election solidifies reform

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 10, 2012

Hospital stocks once again were a bright spot in a gloomy market as the re-election of President Barack Obama signaled more certainty about the fate of healthcare reform.

Deficit problems could affect PCORI, CMMI

By Maureen McKinney  |  November 10, 2012

The work of groups established by the healthcare reform law to explore better ways of delivering and paying for healthcare will continue as planned now that President Barack Obama secured a second term, but experts say looming deficit talks could jeopardize some of their funding.

Clear path ahead

By Melanie Evans  |  November 10, 2012

President Barack Obama's re-election means hospitals and doctors can move with more certainty to develop accountable care, one payment model to be tested in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare executives said.

IT adoption on track

By Joseph Conn  |  November 10, 2012

Health information technology adoption by the healthcare industry and its promotion by the federal government will continue apace with the political status quo largely intact after last week's election.

HHS may sweeten offer on expansion efforts

By Rich Daly  |  November 10, 2012

More states are expected to expand their Medicaid programs following the Nov. 6 election, but it may require extensive deal-making.

Medicare to play role in upcoming debt talks

By Jessica Zigmond  |  November 10, 2012

Sweeping reforms to the Medicare program are now unlikely, but experts say the program will undoubtedly play a role in the upcoming deficit-reduction talks between the re-elected president and congressional leaders.

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