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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - June 4-10, 2014

 

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June 11, 2014

Curated by Susan Banks (King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC) and Amy Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN); edited by Susan Banks.

In Texarkana, Uninsured and On the Wrong Side of a State Line  
 
www.nytimes.com - TEXARKANA, TXOn a hazy, hot evening here, Janice Marks ate a dinner of turkey and stuffing at a homeless shelter filled with plastic cots before crossing a few blocks to the Arkansas side of t...  

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Four Million to Face Penalties for Lacking Health Coverage, CBO Says  
 
online.wsj.com - WASHINGTONFour million people of the nation's 30 million uninsured will pay penalties in 2016 for lacking health coverage, the nonpartisan U.S. Congressional Budget Office estimates. That is down about...  

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Administration Overhauls Federal Health Care Website  
 
online.wsj.com - The Obama Administration is revamping HealthCare.gov and scrapping significant parts of the federal health insurance marketplace in an effort to avoid the problems that plagued the site's launch la...   
 
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Facts & Figures: Before and After "Obamacare"  
 
takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com - Although few Americans say the Affordable Care Act has helped them, the uninsured rate has declined significantly since the law took effect, and appears to be leveling off at around 13.4%....   
 
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Attention to Surgeons and Surgical Care is Largely Missing from Early Medicare Accountable Care Organizations  
 
content.healthaffairs.org - The Affordable Care Act supports the growth of Accountable Care Organizations as a potentially powerful model for health care delivery and payment. The model focuses on primary care. However...  

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Health 
  
Obamacare Is Adding Insurers Where They Are Most Needed  

Medicare Advantage: Moving Toward a Better Model for American Health Care 

Off-Exchange Versus On-Exchange Premiums  

Will Obamacare Cut the $84.9 Billion We Spend on the Uninsured? 

Fixing the Veteran's Health Care Mess 

Partners HealthCare Gives Grants to Health Centers    

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Society 
  
The Hidden Failure of Obama's Health Care Overhaul 

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Education 
  
A Smarter, More Reliable Healthcare.gov Is Coming 

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Science 
  
Health Care Gets Organized 

 

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