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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            October 16, 2014


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  "Whether a state elected to expand or not, Medicaid programs across the nation are being transformed with new enrollment procedures and outreach efforts combined with increased emphasis on delivery systems reforms." Diane Rowland, Executive Director of the KCMU.

  59 percent of Americans do not believe the Affordable Care Act has had an impact on their lives. Of those who do believe the ACA has impacted them, the vast majority (78 percent) view the effects as negative 48 percent claim that their taxes are higher, 55 percent claim their health insurance is more expensive under the law and only 20 percent believe they now have better coverage.
Source: Health Markets
Implementing the ACA: Medicaid Spending & Enrollment Growth
Kaiser Family Foundation, October 14, 2014
  On Obamacare's second birthday, whither the HSA?
The Washington Examiner, October 16, 2014

Uninsured Rate Remains Unchanged as Open Enrollment Period Approaches
ACA International, October 15, 2014

Majority of Americans Are Unaware of the Impact of the ACA on Their Lives
Insurance News Net, October 14, 2014

Rethinking ACA Compliance Strategies Involving Reference Pricing Models
The National Law Review, October 14, 2014

States Expanding Medicaid Under the ACA Expect 18% Enrollment Growth
Kaiser Family Foundation, October 14, 2014

Affordable Care Act not affordable for manufacturers
The Washington Times, October 14, 2014

Healthcare reform: Then and now
Healthcare Dive, October 13, 2014

The Obamacare re-enrollment crunch has officially started for millions
The Washington Post, October 15, 2014

Implementing Health Reform: Reference Pricing And Network Adequacy
Health Affairs, October 12, 2014

    Obamacare enrollment reopens next month. These are the big questions that will determine how smoothly it goes
Washington Post,, October 12, 2014
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Grimes and McConnell on the Affordable Care Act | Kentucky Tonight I KET
  Grimes and McConnell on the Affordable Care Act | Kentucky Tonight I KET

Kentucky U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell discuss the Affordable Care Act and Kynect with "Kentucky Tonight" host Bill Goodman.

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Healthsprocket List 
PwC: States Who Announced Approved Rates For Plans On The Individual Market

1. Colorado
2. Maryland
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Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers
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