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  Health Change Bulletin                                                            January 22, 2015
 
 

California's Healthcare Environment in 2015: A Preview

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  “This tax season is the first time people will experience the financial consequence of the individual mandate, and it will bring additional paperwork and some surprises for taxpayers. This will be an unpleasant surprise to people who are still unaware that virtually everyone is now required by law to have health insurance.”
Michael Mahoney , Senior VP, Consumer Marketing, GoHealth
 

Factoid
  The Affordable Care Act has led to a significant drop in the number of African Americans who are uninsured. Health care reforms associated with the ACA reduced the percentage of uninsured African Americans from 24.1 percent to 16.1 percent between 2013 and 2014.
 
Source: Center For American Progress
Research
Study: Best & Worst States for Insurance if Obamacare Subsidies Are Lost
HealthPocket, January 20, 2015
   
News 
  More Than 7.1M Enrolled in Federal Exchange, HHS Data Show
California Healthline, January 22, 2015

Health reform law may make tax filing more complicated
Insurance News Net, January 21, 2015

Survey: Medicaid Enrollment Process Improves Under Affordable Care Act
ACA International, January 20, 2015

How Healthcare Reform Handcuffs Doctors, Creates Issues
Medscape, January 20, 2015

How Obamacare Will Impact Your 2014 Taxes
The Fiscal Times, January 20, 2015


Colorado, Disparity in Health Plan Prices Underscores Ambitions, and Limits, of ACA
The New York Times, January 19, 2015

Health care executives say health care reform is not going anywhere
Business Insurance, January 16, 2015

   
Blogs
War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States
NPR, January 21, 2015

The Payment Reform Landscape: Drilling Down
Health Affairs, January 15, 2015

Tweets
    How has the ACA impacted health care for the African American community?
HHS, https://twitter.com/HHSGov, January 21, 2015
   
HealthshareTV video
 
The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling
 
  The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling

The share of Americans without health insurance fell below 13 percent by the end of 2014, a rapid drop from just a year before and a clear sign that one of Obamacare's primary missions is succeeding, according to new data from the polling firm Gallup.
 

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Healthsprocket List 
Cathy Nelson: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

1. The Health Insurance Marketplace was designed as a one-stop shopping experience
2. You can only get help paying for your plan if you buy it through the Marketplace
3. Continue reading here

Source: Detroit Free Press
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