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Health Change Bulletin                                                                        November 19, 2015

Sixth Annual Accountable Care Web Summit, Thursday, December 10, 2015 1PM Eastern; a  HealthcareWebSummit event from MCOL featuring Tomas Mikuckis, Principal, Oliver Wyman; David Fairchild, MD, MPH, Director, BDC Advisors; and Kimberley K. Hiemenz, FSA, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman

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  “The sluggish growth in the economy has deterred many individuals from using medical services, and there's also been modest price inflation--both factors have been primary drivers for the low rates of premium increases over the past few years. As prescription drug costs continue to grow at a double-digit pace and the economy picks up speed, it's likely these premium rates will start to climb.”

Mike Morrow, Senior Vice President of Aon Health
  A slight majority of Americans (52%) say they disapprove of 2010 healthcare law known as the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." Disapproval of the law, which has generated public opposition from its outset, is up four percentage points since July. Approval of the ACA now stands at 44%, down slightly from 47% this summer.

Source: Gallup
PRC National Consumer Report
PRC, November 17, 2015
  UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare Market in Blow to Health Law
Bloomberg, November 19, 2015

Kids Who Have Medicaid or CHIP Get More Preventive Care
Medscape, November 18, 2015

Why Obamacare May End Up Raising Medicare Costs
Time, November 18, 2015

Medicaid Group Ramps up Lobbying on Drug Prices
STAT, November 16, 2015

Medicare Launches Payment Overhaul for Hip, Knee Replacement Surgery
U.S. News, November 16, 2015

Many Say High Deductibles Make Their Health Law Insurance All but Useless
The New York Times, November 15, 2015

Lawmakers, Candidates Target High Drug Prices
The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2015

Spending on Drugs Tops Health-Care Concerns
The Seattle Times, November 13, 2015

Deductibles Are the Price You Pay for Obamacare
Bloomberg View, November 17, 2015

How the Affordable Care Act is Helping to Build a Stronger, Healthier Rural America
USDA, November 16, 2015

    It's Official: Medicare Part B Premiums Will Rise 16% In 2016 For Some Seniors
Forbes,, November 16, 2015
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Affordable Care Act reporting: 101 IRS Penalties
  Affordable Care Act Reporting: 101 IRS Penalties

What are the ACA penalties for employers? Which employers are at greater risk?


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10 Obamacare Facts Small Business Owners Must Know

1. 50 Employees or More
2. Not for Seasonal Employees
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Source: Zane Benefits
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