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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - February 4-10, 2016

 

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February 10, 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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Health Care 'Homes' Save Minnesota $1 Billion
startribune.com - Clinics that take more responsibility for patients’ health and health habits outperformed other primary care clinics and saved Minnesota more than $1 billion over five years, a University of Minnesota . . .

Kansas Senator’s Attempt to Force Medicaid Vote Is Shot Down
kansas.com - An attempt to force a vote on Medicaid expansion in the Kansas Senate was blocked Tuesday. Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, the Senate’s most ardent opponent of Medicaid expansion, offered . . .

Number of People With Health Insurance Highest in 20 Years
fortune.com - Obamacare is most certainly playing a role. The number of people with health insurance are at their highest levels in nearly 20 years. In the first nine months of 2015, nearly 91% of people, from babies to . . .

The Real Reason Medicare Is a Lousy Drug Negotiator: It Can’t Say No
nytimes.com - A good negotiator needs to be able to walk away. That is a rule that, surely, Donald Trump knows. And yet in suggesting that Medicare could find big discounts by letting the government negotiate directly . . .

Medicaid Across U.S. a Matter of When, Not If, says Federal Health Chief
usatoday.com- The 4 million new people who signed up for insurance on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange for 2016 are one of several signs the open enrollment period that ended Sunday was a success, Health . . .

*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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