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Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections
By Paul Demko | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress is all but done for the summer. That means attention will now pivot toward the fall elections. Four years ago during the August recess, legislators encountered voters in their home districts angry about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Who should lead care team? Not necessarily a doctor, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the Q&A with Dr. Robert Wah, the new American Medical Association president, “Doctors should be captain of the ship,” I wish to offer a more contemporary view that patients and families want the provider who is best prepared to meet their needs and preferences to lead the...
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Reform Update: States will face pressure to keep subsidies jeopardized by ruling
By Paul Demko | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The ramifications of this week's federal appellate court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell—assuming the decision is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court—could be immense.
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Contraception coverage must be disclosed
By Joe Carlson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If closely held companies choose not to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, they can't do so in secret.
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N.Y. Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives
By Associated Press | July 18, 2014
Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don't want to get pregnant soon after giving birth.
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Firms that cut birth-control coverage must notify workers, White House says
By Joe Carlson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If closely held companies want to nix their employees' insurance coverage of contraceptives, they can't do so in secret.
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Reform Update: Hobby Lobby bills fuel Dems stance that GOP wars against women
By Paul Demko | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congressional Democrats' efforts to essentially negate the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling via new legislation are almost certainly dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled chamber has no interest in trying to restore the contraceptive coverage mandate...
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Hobby Lobby ruling is bad news for employer-based insurance
By Merrill Goozner | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Supreme Court inadvertently struck a blow against the employer-based health insurance system last week.
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Hobby Lobby ruling may impact employer coverage
By Joe Carlson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Supreme Court may have laid the groundwork for a shift away from employer-sponsored health plans by exempting closely held corporations from a federal regulation requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives, some experts say.
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Home health workers win Supreme Court case on union fees
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Hobby Lobby case wasn't the only U.S. Supreme Court decision last week with healthcare implications. A separate judgment handed down last Monday struck a blow to unions' efforts to organize home health workers.
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