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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - August 11-17, 2016

 

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August 17, 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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Aetna Will Abandon Obamacare Patients In More Than 500 U.S. Counties
forbes.com - Aetna said it will reduce by more than 500 U.S. counties its participation in public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in the face of hundreds of millions of dollars in losses . . .

8 Ways to Chart A Savvy Course to Integrated Care
hhnmag.com - Strategic decisions have positioned some health systems particularly well in the past and promise to do so in the future. Respected industry leaders helped me identify eight of them: Advocate . . .

Health Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them
nytimes.com - After the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, it created a review mechanism intended to prevent exorbitant increases in health insurance rates by shaming companies that sought . . .

More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly
khn.org - Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and midsized companies are opting to pay their employees’ medical claims directly, a potentially riskier . . .

Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier
nytimes.com - Obamacare has provided health insurance to some 20 million people. But are they any better off? This has been the central question as we’ve been watching the complex and expensive health law unfurl . . .

*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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