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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 5, 2016

CPC+ Implications, Strategies and Stakeholder Issues: The Public-Private Advanced Primary Care Medical Home Model  - a special 30+ minute Healthcare Web Summit Event on Wednesday May 11, 2016, 2PM eastern, with Epstein Becker Green's Mark Lutes and Joe Lynch and EBG Advisor's Bob Atlas

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  "Health care consolidation is taking place at an accelerated pace. Going forward, policy makers must ensure health insurers arenít able to exercise their increased market power on consumers. Structuring other ACA Marketplaces like Covered California may be a step in the right direction."

Brent Fulton, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy at UC Berkeley
  The Affordable Care Act is triggering companies to hire more freelance workers, especially since 2016 is when the tax penalty for uninsured workers is the highest at $695 per employee. 68 percent of companies said that ACA will have a high impact on hiring more freelance workers and as a result, 74% will contract with more freelancers.

Source: Field Nation
The ACA and People with HIV: An Update
Kaiser Family Foundation, May 4, 2016

  Obamacare Drives Surprising Jump In Hospital Admissions
Forbes, May 5, 2016

CMS Update to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations Should Prompt Significant Change
The National Law Review, May 4, 2016

Long-Term Care has a Shorter Time Frame Due to ACA, CMS
HealthPayer Intelligence, May 4, 2016

Humana Says Obamacare 'Product Exits' Coming For 2017
Forbes, May 4, 2016

Here's What Obamacare Did for Mental Health
U.S. News & World Report, May 4, 2016

Obamacare Customers Overpaid $8M by IRS
The Washington Times, May 3, 2016

Missing From Medicare Advantage: True Competition
The National Law Review, May 2, 2016

Millions of Poor Still Could Have Gotten Coverage Without Obamacare
U.S. News & World Report, May 2, 2016

A Controversial New Demonstration in Medicare
The Brookings Institution, May 3, 2016

ACA Implementation Round-Up: Insurer Quality Ratings And More
Health Affairs, May 3, 2016

    An Insurance Exodus From Obamacare Could Come in 2017
The Daily Signal,,
May 3, 2016
HealthshareTV video
Health Care Inequalities in America: The Need for Continuing Reform
  Health Care Inequalities in America: The Need for Continuing Reform

Over the last two years, we have seen major expansions in health care coverage through both federal and state insurance exchanges, as well as by expanding Medicaid coverage. This Forum examined whether these efforts to extend coverage have improved the health care experiences of low-income Americans and have narrowed the gap in access to high-quality care between themselves and other Americans.

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5 National Surveys: Seniors on Medicare with Supplemental Retiree Health Coverage

1. 31% (2008) to 25% (2014), American Community Survey
2. 28% (2005) to 23% (2012), Current Population Survey
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