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Outlook for 2017: Healthcare re-reform

Outlook for 2017: Healthcare re-reform

By Harris Meyer  |  December 31, 2016

2017 had been shaping up as a year focused on fixing the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets, slowing prescription drug price hikes, expanding Medicaid, improving mental healthcare and spreading value-based payment and delivery.

What it will take to stop insurers from fleeing after the ACA's repeal

What it will take to stop insurers from fleeing after the ACA's repeal

By Harris Meyer  |  December 05, 2016

Some insiders say they are encouraged that GOP leaders are slowly recognizing they need to take steps to shore up the fragile individual insurance market if they repeal the ACA soon after Donald Trump takes office without an immediate replacement.

Ascension CEO Tersigni prepares to meet Trump transition team

Ascension CEO Tersigni prepares to meet Trump transition team

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 05, 2016

Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni is planning to meet this week with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to give input on healthcare reform. As head of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company, Tersigni has used his visibility to advocate for access to affordable care.

Is America ready for a major Medicare overhaul?

Is America ready for a major Medicare overhaul?

By Harris Meyer  |  November 22, 2016

Some healthcare leaders would welcome plans to turn Medicare into a “premium-support” system that pays a fixed amount per beneficiary, but they want to see more details before they take a side.

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

By Harris Meyer  |  November 19, 2016

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 19, 2016

Healthcare interests fighting proposals placed on state ballots by citizen petitions vastly outspent the proponents. And for the most part their media campaigns successfully staved off unwanted changes such as controls on drug prices in California and a single-payer system in Colorado.

Letters: How about keeping an open mind on Trump?

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

"All presidents deserve time to flesh out their vision," says Dr. Bhagwan Satiani Professor of clinical surgery at Ohio State University's School of Medicine Columbus.

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