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

 

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January 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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Determining Whether A Marketplace Plan Covers Abortion Is Still Difficult
khn.org - As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing hasn’t changed much since the online exchanges opened: It’s still often hard to find out . . .

U.S. Toughens Rules for Latecomers Trying to Enroll in Health Care Act
nytimes.com- The Obama administration, responding to complaints from insurance companies, announced several steps on Tuesday that will make it harder for consumers to obtain health insurance . . .

Supreme Court Declines to Hear New ObamaCare Challenge
thehill.com- The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear another challenge to ObamaCare. This lawsuit, which was viewed as a long shot, claimed the law has violated the Constitution’s “Origination Clause," . . .

Eight Key Insights on This Week's ACO Participation Announcement
advisory.com- Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 ACO cohorts, including new and renewing ACOs for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) . . .

‘QWERTY’ and ’123456′ Top List of 2015′s (Worst) Passwords
blogs.wsj.com - Passwords are getting longer, but they’re not getting stronger. For the first time last year, “1234567890,” “qwertyuiop” (top row of keys on a standard keyboard) and “welcome” landed spots . . .

*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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