June 8, 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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Obamacare Exchanges Lag Behind Projections, Could Use Private Sector Help
cnbc.com - Obamacare exchanges ain't broken, but they still may need some fixin'. A new report strongly criticizes the government-run markets that sell health insurance as falling well short of projected and potential . . .
Nearly All ACA Benchmark Plans Violate Rules on Addiction Treatment Coverage
modernhealthcare.com - More than two-thirds of state benchmark plans violate federal requirements to cover treatment for addiction disorders. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse surveyed addiction . . .
3 Reasons Gov. Matt Bevin Is Wise To Close Kentucky's Obamacare Exchange
forbes.com - Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is making good on his campaign promise to close the doors on Kynect, the state’s Obamacare exchange. While Democratic former Governor Steve Beshear and . . .
U.S. States That Embraced Healthcare Reform Are Seeing Less Debt Sent to Collection Agencies
bloomberg.com - Early evidence suggests that the Affordable Care Act is working — at least in one important respect, according to researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Analysts Nicole Dussault, Maxim . . .
Hospitals keep getting attacked by ransomware. Here's why.
healthleadersmedia.com - Hospitals keep getting hit with ransomware because they are more willing to pay than others, according to a cybersecurity executive who spoke with Tech Insider. "They’ve got acute issues . . .
*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).