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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            March 26, 2015
 
 

Medicaid Managed Care Congress

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  "Five years ago, we declared that in America, quality, affordable health care is not a privilege, it is a right. And I'll never stop working to protect that right for those who already have it, and extend it to those who don't, so that all of us can experience the blessings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in this country we love."  President Barack Obama
 

Factoid
The ACA has decreased the percentage of Latinos who are lacking health insurance coverage. The National Latino Health and Immigration Survey found that only 17% of Latinos lack health insurance in this poll, compared to 28% in a Latino Decisions poll in 2013.

Source: Latino Decisions/University of New Mexico
Research
ACAView: Observations on the Affordable Care Act: 2014
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & AthenaHealth, March 25, 2015
   
News 
  Ted Cruz 'still weighing options' on Obamacare
Politico, March 25, 2015

The Lawsuit That Could Take Down Obamacare Has A Paper-Trail Problem
The Huffington Post, March 25, 2015

Why Obamacare Has Made Tax Filing an Even Bigger Headache This Year
Money, March 24, 2015

Justice Kennedy's Comments Stir the Tea Leaves on Obamacare
Bloomberg, March 23, 2015

Obamacare is 5 years old, and Americans are Still Worried About Death Panels
Vox, March 23, 2015

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled
The New York Times, March 22, 2015

   
Blogs
Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?
NPR, March 25, 2015

Diabetes Cases Surge in States That Expanded Medicaid
U.S. News & World Report, March 23, 2015

Tweets
    This interactive timeline recaps the 5 years since the Affordable Care Act became law
Rand Corporation, https://twitter.com/RANDCorporation, March 26, 2015
   
HealthshareTV video
 
President Obama Marks Five Years of the Affordable Care Act
 
  President Obama Marks Five Years of the ACA

President Obama delivers remarks to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, 30 million young adults can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, 105 million Americans no longer have a lifetime limit on their health coverage, and 76 million Americans are benefiting from preventive care coverage.


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Healthsprocket List 
11 Numbers to Explain Obamacare on its Fifth Anniversary

1. 16.4 million: Number of previously uninsured Americans who have gotten coverage
2. 2.3 million: Previously uninsured young adults, covered through the under 26 provision
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Source: Time
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