February 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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Does Medicaid Mean Poorer Care?
contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com - The debate over the fate of publicly funded health programs is constant, but a study reveals that Medicaid may just be the premier coverage for children. In a study . . .
Dirty Little Secret: Insurers Actually Are Making a Mint From Obamacare
latimes.com - For months now, headlines about the Affordable Care Act have focused on complaints from big insurers that they haven't been making money from individual insurance plans mandated by the act. . . .
How The Affordable Care Act Is Changing North Carolina's Health Insurance
wunc.org - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson recently told the News and Observer that the company might have to consider pulling some of its health insurance policies offered under . . .
Kasich Under Fire on ObamaCare
thehill.com - John Kasich has an ObamaCare problem. The Ohio governor is facing a barrage of attacks over his decision to accept the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare in the wake of his second-place showing . . .
Federal Health Officials, Insurers Agree on How to Rate Doctors’ Quality
washingtonpost.com - For the first time, the Medicare program and the health insurance industry have agreed on a set of ratings to gauge how well doctors do their jobs. Leaders of the federal Centers for Medicare . . .
*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).