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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 26, 2016

The Health Insurance Exchange Directory 2016

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  “The uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent in 2015, making it the first year in our nation’s history that fewer than 1 in 10 Americans lacked health insurance, and the report documents the progress we’ve made expanding coverage across the country. Meanwhile, premiums for employer coverage, Medicare spending, and health care prices have risen at exceptionally slow rates. Our country ought to be proud of how far we’ve come and where we’re going,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
  The Milliman Medical Index for 2016 indicates the costs for a typical American family of four will increase by 4.7%--the lowest rate of increase in the history of this study--though the total dollar increase of $1,115 marks the 11th consecutive year that the total dollar increase has exceeded $1,100. The employer pays $14,793 of the total healthcare costs and the employee--through payroll deductions and cost sharing at the time of service--pays $11,033.

Source: Milliman
Avalere: 2017 ACA Premium Requests Up 16 Percent in 9 States
BNA, May 25 2016

  OIG: CMS Not Reducing Medicare, Medicaid Improper Payments
RevCycle Intelligence, May 25, 2016

GOP duo unveils healthcare bill maintaining parts of ObamaCare
The Hill, May 23, 2016

Doctors’ House Calls Saving Money For Medicare
KHN, May 23, 2016

Proposal to Reduce Medicare Drug Payments Is Widely Criticized
NYTimes, May 22, 2016

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas
Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2016

Health insurance survey finds consumer dissatisfaction
Marketplace, May 20, 2016

The right business incentives can make health care fairer
Philly News, May 25, 2016

Family Medicine Physician Shares Doubts on MACRA
Diagnostic Imaging, May 24, 2016

    The Affordable Care Act Three Years In: What’s Working And What’s Not
May 18, 2016
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2016 Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Spring Conference
  Steve Forbes on healthcare and the US economy

Speaking at GOPAC's Eastern Regional Forum, Steve Forbes discusses healthcare and the US economy.

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Obamacare is helping millions get needed healthcare, new survey finds

1. More than 60% of working-age Americans who signed up for Medicaid or a private health plan through the Affordable Care Act are getting healthcare
2. Overall, 82% of American adults enrolled in private or government coverage through the health law said they were “somewhat” or “very” satisfied
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Source: LA Times
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