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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - June 18-24, 2014

 

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June 25, 2014

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

Changes in Health and Medical Spending Among Young Adults under Health Reform  
 
jama.jamanetwork.com - Beginning September 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed young adults to be covered under their parents’ plans until 26 years of age. This dependent coverage provision increased insurance coverage and...  

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Medicaid Cures Cities' Uninsured Rate: Study  
 
www.cnbc.com - In Medicaid-expanding Michigan, Detroit is expected to see the biggest drop out of the 14 cities examined, with a 66% reduction in its uninsured by 2016a decrease that reflects the fact tha...   
 
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Most Marketplace Plan Buyers Had Been Uninsured, Study Shows  
 
www.commonwealthfund.org - June 19The majority of people who bought insurance through health law marketplaces, or exchanges, were previously uninsured, according to a study that honed in on the experiences of peopl...   
 
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A Reminder that Not Everyone Loves More Transparency for Health Care Prices 

www.washingtonpost.com - SeattleThere's been a lot written recently about efforts to make health care pricing more transparent. Here's an example of one that's failed, though....  

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Drug Discount Policy for Hospitals, Clinics under Scrutiny  
 
www.kaiserhealthnews.org - A federal program designed to allow certain safety net hospitals and clinics to save money on drug purchases is under fire from critics who say the facilities are using that money to pad profits ra...   
 
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Science 
 
Health Care Reform Update: Congressional Measure may Ease Concerns over Readmission Penalties    

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Boeing, Health Care Providers Join Forces in Bid to Curb Costs 

From HIE to HR, Cloud Finding Favor 

Health Survey Ranks United States Last Among Rich Peers 

Focus on Power Plant Rule's Health Benefits Could Build Wider Support Among Public 

In Milwaukee and United States, Hospitals Follow Money to Suburbs  
 
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Business 
 
States Do Not Know How They Will Pay for Year Two of Obamacare 

What Would it Cost to "Fix" Obamacare? 

Analysis: Obamacare Premiums to Rise an Average of 8%  
 
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Technology 
 
From Coverage to Care 

 

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