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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            April 16, 2015
 
 

Next Generation ACO Implications

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  “It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal health care dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare. The Supreme Court has already ruled in NFIB v. Sebelius that the president cannot force Medicaid expansion on states. In fact, the court ruled that the president could not use ‘gun to the head’ approaches in pushing for Medicaid expansion.”    Governor Rick Scott, Florida
 

Factoid
Over 1,000 new networks were introduced in 2015. As a result, the number of exchange networks now totals 2,930. This year, 90% of consumers had access to both narrowed- and broad-network plans, up from 86% in 2014.

Source: McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform
Research
Coverage of Contraceptive Services: A Review of Health Insurance Plans in Five States
Kaiser Family Foundation, April 16, 2015
   
News 
  Florida to Sue Over Obamacare Medicaid Expansion
Politico, April 16, 2015

Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid
The New York Times, April 14, 2015

Wisconsin Senator Loses Appeal of Obamacare Lawsuit
Reuters, April 14, 2015

Marco Rubio Pledges To Repeal And Replace Obamacare -- But With What?
Forbes, April 14, 2015

Obamacare's First Tax Season
Politico, April 12, 2015

Many Small Firms May Face Health Insurance Rate Changes Under Obamacare
Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2015

Olympic Athletes’ Health Plan Fails to Meet Affordable Care Act Rules
The Washington Post, April 11, 2015

   
Blogs
Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?
The New York Times, April 15, 2015

Uninsured Rate Drops Again Under Obamacare
The Hill, April 13, 2015

A Make-or-Break Obamacare Moment
The Wall Street Jouranl, April 13, 2015

Tweets
    A look at an #ACA waiver that authorizes states to innovate
Common Wealth Fund, https://twitter.com/commonwealthfnd, April 16, 2015
   
HealthshareTV video
 
Are Budget Cuts and Obamacare Confusion Causing IRS Bottleneck?
 
  Are Budget Cuts & ACA Confusion Causing IRS Bottleneck?

PBS Newshour reporter, Judy Woodruff, interviews the Internal Revenue Service's Commissioner, John Koskinen, about the problems and oversights of the IRS.


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Healthsprocket List 
Top 10 States: Highest Potential to Receive EITC & ACA Premium Tax Credits in 2015

1. Florida: 22.5 % / 405,924 tax units
2. Texas: 21.4 % / 513,061 tax units
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Source: The Brookings Institution
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