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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            August 27, 2015
 
 

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  "After all the noise and controversy over Obamacare, we’re seeing the most positive indicators across the board on health care we’ve seen in a long, long time. We’re far from hanging out a ‘mission accomplished’ sign. But I think you have to look at the trends.”

- Daniel Zingale, Senior VP of the California Endowment

 
Factoid
A new Avalere analysis finds that of the 8.1 million individuals enrolled in exchanges in 2015 who earn incomes that make them eligible for CSRs to reduce out-of-pocket costs, only 5.9 million are actually receiving them. This leaves 2.2 million consumers who may be paying more out-of-pocket than intended under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because they have selected a plan that does not qualify.

Source: Avalere Health LLC
Research
How Many Employers Could be Affected by the Cadillac Plan Tax?
Kaiser Family Foundation, August 25, 2015

U.S. Attitudes Toward Health Insurance and Healthcare Reform
Valence Health, August 25, 2015
   
News 
  Californians Are Happier With Obamacare Healthcare
The Standard Daily, August 27, 2015

Coalition Sets Collision Course With Cadillac Tax
Workforce, August 27, 2015

Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Saves Another $400M
Forbes, August 26, 2015

Obamacare Is Facing Another Big Threat: Accounting
Quartz, August 25, 2015


HRSA Announces $63 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding
Health Resources and Services Administration, August 25, 2015


Health Insurer Mergers Signify Shift in Health Care Marketplace
U.S. News & World Report, August 21, 2015
   
Blogs
The Future Of Premium Assistance Through Waivers Under The ACA
Health Affairs, August 26, 2015

ACA `Premium Stabilization' Program Hits Co-Ops, Small Plans
The Bureau of National Affairs, August 26, 2015

Ask Stacy: Can Obamacare Help Me Retire Early?
Money Talks News, August 25, 2015

Tweets
    ObamaCare Enrollees in Several States Plagued by Narrow Doctor Networks
Freedom Works, https://twitter.com/FreedomWorks, August 25, 2015
   
HealthshareTV video
 
Dr. John Hughes on the Affordable Care Act
 
  Dr. John Hughes on the Affordable Care Act

Dr. Hughes, a renowned health policy expert, will give the Affordable Care Act a report card rating (A - F) on its various components, using objective criteria in a fair and balanced manner. He will also discuss its prospects for survival and for improvement.

 

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Healthsprocket List 
How to Cope When You're Suddenly Uninsured

1. Check out special enrollment periods
2. Consider a short-term policy
3. Continue reading here

Source: MarketWatch
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