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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - June 25-July 1, 2014

 

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July 2, 2014

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

When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop  
 
www.nytimes.com - There may be a link between your Internet use and how often you end up in the emergency room. At least that's one of the curious connections to emerge from a health care analysis project at the ins...   

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Waste, Errors in Health Care Remain Huge Issues, Experts Agree 

www.politico.com - Despite health care industry concerns about wasteful and unnecessary care, it's nearly impossible for patients to overrule their doctors when they think they're getting a procedure they don't need,...   

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Hospitals Turning to Data Brokers for Patient Information 

www.pbs.org - A story published a few days ago caught our attention. It described how hospitals buy information about you to determine how likely you are to get sick and what it would cost to t...  

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Supreme Court Ruling in Contraceptive Case Is Awaited  
 
www.nytimes.com - WashingtonMore than 100 peopleactivists, court enthusiasts, and reportersgathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court building early Monday, awaiting the last day of the Court's term, when the justic...  

 

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