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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - January 28 - February 3, 2016


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February 3, 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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N.Y., Minn. Opt For Low-Cost Plans To Help Some Residents Afford Coverage - In January, more than 350,000 lower income New Yorkers began paying $20 a month or less for comprehensive health insurance with no deductibles and low copayments, under a federal . . .

House Fails to Override ObamaCare Veto - The House on Tuesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have repealed much of ObamaCare and defunded Planned Parenthood. The result was expected, given . . .

No Bigger Medicaid Expansion Stakes than in Texas - In terms of the number of human lives and costs to healthcare providers, Texas stands out among states unwilling to expand Medicaid programs to more low-income adults nationwide . . .

After Medicaid Expansion, a Sharp Drop in Uninsured Hospital Stays - Kentucky experienced the most dramatic change in uninsured hospitalizations: a drop of 13.5 percentage points. States that did not expand Medicaid saw very little change in inpatient payer . . .

Further CMS Clarification on EHR Hardship Exceptions - As we reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted revised instructions and application forms on January 22, 2016, for health care providers unable to meet electronic 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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