January 14, 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 CEO Says He Is Not Giving Up on Public Insurance Exchanges
reuters.com - The chief executive of Aetna Inc on Tuesday said the health insurer is not about to withdraw from the public health exchange market, even after losing money on the business last year . . .
John Bel Edwards Signs Medicaid Expansion to Make 300,000 Eligible for Federal Program
nola.com - Louisiana became the 31st state to expand Medicaid after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order Tuesday (Jan. 12) that will make more than 300,000 people eligible for . . .
Insurers Say Costs Are Climbing as More Enroll Past Health Act Deadline
nytimes.com - Eager to maximize coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has allowed large numbers of people to sign up for insurance after the deadlines in the last two . . .
Obamacare's Renewed Effort to Cut Medicare Bills After Setbacks
bloomberg.com - Health systems in at least 14 states are joining a new version of a program under Obamacare meant to lower costs in the half-trillion-dollar Medicare program, after some groups quit . . .
Slavitt Addresses Viability Of Health Insurance Marketplaces, And More ACA Developments (Updated)
healthaffairs.org - Yet another Affordable Care Act (ACA) legal challenge has now reached the end of the road. Jeffrey Cutler had sued claiming that the ACA’s individual responsibility requirement . . .
*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).