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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            August 28, 2014

Managing Advanced Illness though Population Health Management

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  17.3% of U.S. adults reported being without health insurance in 2013, a rate that had slowly increased from 14.8% in 2008. The uninsured rate peaked at 18.0% in the third quarter of 2013 -- the three months immediately preceding the opening of the healthcare exchanges -- and has since declined to 13.4% in the second quarter of 2014, the lowest quarterly rate in more than six years.

Source: Gallup
Measuring and Assigning Accountability for Healthcare Spending
Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, August 25, 2014
News Names Counihan Its First CEO
Information Week, August 27, 2014

CVS Doubles Up Walgreen In Hospital Deals As Obamacare Pushes Collaboration
Forbes, August 27, 2014

Health care faces a long, bumpy ride
Family Practice News, August 27, 2014

The Word on Obamacare: It's Shrinking as a Political Issue
The New York Times, August 27, 2014

How to Get Health Insurance Outside the Open Enrollment Window
Fox Business, August 26, 2014

Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?
The Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2014

Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths
Modern Healthcare, August 23, 2014
Exemptions from the Affordable Care Act includes millions in bill-sharing groups
The Miami Herald, August 26, 2014

Implementing Health Reform: New Accommodations For Employers on Contraceptives
Health Affairs, August 22, 2014
    How are US employers preparing for future healthcare reform? They're starting now!
Mercer,, August 25, 2014
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Office of Healthcare Reform One On One
  Office of Healthcare Reform One On One

Larry B. Altman, Vice President, Office of Healthcare Reform, HBCBSNJ talks about what we need to do to prepare for October 1st, which is when open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins.

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Four Key Challenges for the New CEO of Kevin Counihan

1. Successfully complete's ongoing revamp
2. Coordinate with states that run their own marketplace
3. Continue reading here

Source: Forbes
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