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Early Q2 financials signal an Obamacare boost for hospitals
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare reform is producing positive financial benefits for publicly traded hospitals, if early Q2 earnings releases are any indication of what to expect from other systems when they report quarterly earnings.
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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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Few dual-eligibles opt for coordinated care
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Low-income and disabled Americans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their coverage and care.
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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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Fictitious applicants easily get ACA subsidies: GAO
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While federal courts last week ruled on the legality of insurance subsidies issued from federally run exchanges, Congress was hearing about another, much more dollars-and-cents subsidy issue, namely how easy it apparently is for consumers to lie to obtain subsidies.
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Insurer rebates under ACA loss-ratio rule fall in 2013
By Bob Herman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in consumer rebates last year, HHS reported last week.
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Using the courts to sow confusion on healthcare reform
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The conflicting appellate court opinions on the validity of health insurance subsidies in states with federally run exchanges will give the U.S. Supreme Court a second opportunity to eviscerate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a decision that is at least a year away.
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Ascension's Anthony Tersigni on accountability, integrity
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Anthony Tersigni, CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, talks about his system's recent integrated delivery partnership with CHE Trinity Health, its growth strategy, his management style and issues related to Catholic healthcare doctrine.
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IRS form release shows employer mandate moving forward despite objections
By Virgil Dickson | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The IRS late Thursday released drafts of the forms that employers will have to file to show compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement that they provide health insurance to workers.
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