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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - April 14-20, 2016

 

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April 20, 2016
 
Curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson, Shelly Miller, Amy Sanders, and Janet Wrzesinski; edited by Priya Bathija*

The Health Care Reform Weekly Update pulls articles on cutting-edge issues directly from the Health Care Reform Educational Task Force's Twitter feed.

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Hearings on Alabama Medicaid Funding Start This Week
al.com - Alabama lawmakers plan to hold a series of hearings on the state's Medicaid program as the agency's commissioner predicts dramatic service cuts without additional funding. The House and Senate general fund . . .

America's Most Vulnerable Residents Have Made the Biggest Gains Under Obamacare
businessinsider.com - Immigrants, low-income workers and racial minorities saw big gains in health care coverage in 2014, the first full year in which the Affordable Care Act was in effect, a New York Times analysis . . .

Obamacare Seems to Be Reducing People’s Medical Debt
nytimes.com - Even if you lack health insurance, you’ll probably be able to get treatment at a hospital in the event of a catastrophe — you’re struck by a car, say. But having insurance can mean the difference between financial . . .

UnitedHealth to Exit Obamacare in 16 States to Stem Losses
bloomberg.com - UnitedHealth Group Inc. will drop out of government-organized health insurance markets in at least 16 states as the U.S. industry leader tries to stem losses from participating in Obamacare, the healthcare . . .

Competition Suffers Most If UnitedHealth Exits Obamacare In 2017: Analysis
khn.org - If UnitedHealthcare follows through on its threat to quit the health insurance marketplaces in 2017, more than 1 million consumers would be left with a single health plan option, forecasted an analysis released . . .

*This week's Health Care Reform Weekly Update was curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Shelly Miller (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI), Amy E. Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN), and Janet Wrzesinski (JW Consulting Services, Bay City, MI); and was edited by Priya Bathija (American Hospital Association, Washington, DC).

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