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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - April 21-27, 2016


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April 27, 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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Analysis of UnitedHealth Group’s Premiums and Participation in ACA Marketplaces - In late 2015, amid a series of closures of relatively small co-op health plans, the nation’s largest private insurer, UnitedHealth Group, announced that it too expected losses in its Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace . . .

JAMA Forum: Reports of Obamacare’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated - Recent developments have once again prompted some to declare that the insurance marketplaces developed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unsustainable and collapsing. And once again . . .

UBA Survey: Small Businesses See Big Hikes in Health Plan Costs - Health insurance premium renewal rates increased an average of 6.2 percent for all plans in 2015, up from the previous year's 5.6 percent increase, according to new survey data released from . . .

Global Health And Military Expenditure In Comparison - How does military spending compare with healthcare spending across the world? Sipri recently published some interesting research showing expenditure on these sectors as a share of GDP across global . . .

Watching the New Health Insurance Market Unfold in Real Time - It’s been a busy week for health insurers. First, UnitedHealth announced plans to pull out of most Obamacare exchanges. Cigna talked about taking a completely different tack, by expanding in those same . . .

*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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