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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            July 24, 2014
 
 

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  “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their health care costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace, I think that was a pretty clear intent of the congressional law.” Josh Earnest, White House Spokesman.
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  Healthcare spending is forecasted to rise 6.8% in 2015, up from the 6.5% increase expected this year. The increase may seem a bit tepid compared to double-digit growth in medical inflation recorded ahead of the economic downturn. However, this reverses the five-year contraction, thanks to economic recovery.

Source: PwC
Research
CNN Poll: Is Obamacare working?
CNN, July 23, 2014
   
News 
  Key Component of Affordable Care Act Might Be Invalid
The National Law Review, July 24, 2014

Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidies
California Healthline, July 23, 2014

Two Americas on Health Care, and Danger of Further Division
The New York Times, July 23, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Delivers Serious Setback To Obama Health Care Law
Huffington Post, July 22, 2014

Bottom-line ACA gains starting to show in hospital financials
Modern Healthcare, July 21, 2014

2015 rates expected to fluctuate wildly
Benefits Pro, July 21, 2014

CBO: PPACA a big federal spending driver
Life Health Pro, July 21, 2014
 
UnitedHealth Dives Into Obamacare Exchanges
Bloomberg, July 17, 2014
   
Blogs
Appellate Decisions Split On Tax Credits In ACA Federal Exchange
Health Affairs, July 22, 2014

How Obamacare’s Progress Makes Expanding Coverage Harder
The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2014
Tweets
    What happens when your state improves #healthcare access, quality & costs?
The Commonwealth Fund, https://twitter.com/commonwealthfnd, July 20, 2014
   
HealthshareTV video
 
The Current Rollout of the Affordable Care Act | Wardell Sanders | Steve Adubato | One On One
 
  The Current Rollout of the Affordable Care Act | Wardell Sanders One On One

Wardell Sanders, Esq., President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans discusses the current rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the changing landscape of hospitals.

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Laura Dyrda: 10 Ways Healthcare Reform Impacts Private Practice Physicians

1. Private physicians are losing patients- Insurance policy cancellations or their practice could no longer accept the patient's insurance plans
2. The number of physicians in ACOs has grown- Hospitals and health systems are the leading sponsors of ACOs
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Source: Becker's Spine Review
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