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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - June 11-17, 2014

 

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June 18, 2014

Curated by Mollye Demosthenidy (Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA) and Susan Banks (King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC); edited by Susan Banks.

Report: Financial Aid a Key Obamacare Motivation 

thehill.com - Telling people about available financial assistance is the most effective way to motivate the uninsured to buy health insurance under ObamaCare, according to a new report. Enroll America, a grassro...  

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Oregon Moves Closer to Suit against Oracle over Health Exchange "Fiasco" 

www.kaiserhealthnews.org - Meanwhile, news outlets report on how nearby Washington state, which had a much less troubled launch and operation of its online insurance marketplace, still faces challenges. The Oregonian: With L...  

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Obamacare Outspent Four to One Leading to Start, Sebelius Says 

www.businessweek.com - Kathleen Sebelius, the former U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary, assailed opponents of Obamacare, saying they outspent the government four to one before the start of the health exchanges that signed up eight million Am...   
 
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Choice of Hospital Networks Expanded under ACA  
 
www.bna.com - One of the controversial elements of the coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act is that medical provider networks for which enrollees receive full coverage under the health plans are limit...   

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Obamacare Rule has Hospitals Targeting Health Improvement  

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Once Again, United States has Most-Expensive, Least-Effective Health Care System in Survey  

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ACO Measures Pilot Project 

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Health Plans Propose Solutions to Enhance Affordability, Stability, and Accessibility of Health Care for Consumers 

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First National Survey of ACOs Finds that Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership and Ownership Roles  

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AMA Adopts Policy Supporting the Coverage of and Reimbursement for Telemedicine   

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Education 
 
Thousands to Be Questioned on Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies  

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Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on MedPAC’s June Report to Congress  

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