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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            December 11, 2014
 
 

Milliman Insights: Dealing with King v. Burwell. Health Plan Issues Pre/Post Supreme Court

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  “This report is another piece of evidence that our efforts to reform the health care delivery system are working, to keep this momentum going, we are continuing our efforts to shift toward paying for care in ways that reward providers who achieve better outcomes and lower costs.”
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 

Factoid
  In 2013, 6.6 million Californians lacked health insurance. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, enrolled 1.4 million people through April, some of whom were previously covered through private insurance. California leads the nation in embracing the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It enrolled more people than any other state this year, approximately 3.6 million, driving down the state’s uninsured rate from 17 percent to 11 percent.
 
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Covered California
Research
More Than 4 in 10 Americans Prefer High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans
Bankrate, December 2, 2014
   
News 
  HHS Awards ACA Funds to Health Centers for Quality Improvement
Health Data Management, December 11, 2014

HealthCare.gov sign-ups grow in week three of 2015 enrollment: Government
Reuters, December 10, 2014

Jonathan Gruber of M.I.T. Regrets ‘Arrogance’ on Health Law
The New York Times, December 9, 2014

Pediatric Coverage a "Patchwork" Under Affordable Care Act
Medscape, December 8, 2014

68% of Payroll Pros Claim the ACA is the Most Challenging Compliance Issue
Market Watch, December 8, 2014

A Compromise On The Affordable Care Act
Forbes, December 8, 2014

With ACA, fewer uninsured in California emergency rooms – but ERs still packed
The Sacramento Bee, December 6, 2014

Democrats against health-care reform
The Seattle Times, December 6, 2014

   
Blogs
Workers Are Spending More of Their Income on Employer Health Insurance
U.S. News & World Report, December 9, 2014

The administration is begging Obamacare enrollees to shop around for a better deal
The Washington Post, December 4, 2014

Tweets
    Disruptive technologies are becoming a major cost driver in health-care reform
EIN Healthcare News, https://twitter.com/EINHealthcare, December 10, 2014
   
HealthshareTV video
 
Alain Enthoven: A Balanced View of the Affordable Care Act?
 
  Alain Enthoven: A Balanced View of the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act is a serious attempt to make health insurance available and affordable to every legal resident—an important goal. But it is extremely and unnecessarily complex and has done little to mitigate the burden of health expenditure growth—an important problem. Professor Enthoven shares how we can repair some of these deficiencies.

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Heather Punke: 10 Of The Most Powerful People In Healthcare| 2015

1. Kirk Adams - The international executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union and leads SEIU Healthcare
2. Mark Bertolini - CEO and president of Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna, one of the nation's largest healthcare insurers
3. Continue reading here

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
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