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Reform Update: Familiar talking points on Medicare emerge in tight congressional contests
By Paul Demko | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare has not been at the forefront of Iowa's tightly contested Senate race between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst. But last week, the National Republican...
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Familiar Medicare talking points pop up in tight congressional races
By Paul Demko | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare has not been at the forefront of Iowa's tightly contested Senate race between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst. But last week, the National Republican...
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Health centers to get hefty cash boost to expand primary-care services
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Community health centers across the country are slated to receive $295 million in federal funding in an effort to expand access to primary-care services to more than a million new patients.
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Sunshine Act's financial disclosure policy drawing more frowns
By Jaimy Lee | September 12, 2014
The chorus to delay or change the types of financial disclosures required by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act is getting louder.
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Reform Update: Insurers brace for potential IT problems in second open enrollment
By Darius Tahir | September 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health plan officials are pressing the CMS to affirmatively notify them when their members choose a different plan through HealthCare.gov for 2015 rather than re-enrolling in the same plan. But the...
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House backs bill extending small-group plans that violate ACA
By Paul Demko | September 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislation that would allow insurers to continue selling small-group plans that don't comply with the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law through 2018 cleared the House with...
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Uninsured rate for children holds steady after ACA
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 10, 2014
While millions of uninsured adults have received health insurance coverage since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate among children has remained...
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Blues plans dominated ACA exchanges in a dozen states
By Paul Demko | September 10, 2014
WellPoint and other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans enrolled the largest number of consumers through the insurance exchanges during the initial open-enrollment period in 12 of 15 states and the...
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CMS questioned on easing impact of tax credits on consumers
By Virgil Dickson | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With the 2015 tax filing season kicking off in four months, lawmakers grilled senior Internal Revenue Service and CMS officials about what they're doing to make sure millions of Americans who relied...
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