March 23, 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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Commentary: ACA Helps Raise the Bar to Keep 'Bad Actors' out of Medicare, Medicaid
modernhealthcare.com - There are some healthcare providers who are no longer welcome in Medicare and Medicaid. Patients, caregivers and taxpayers should know that unprecedented actions are being taken to make . . .
California Insurance Marketplace Wants To Kick Out Poor-Performing Hospitals
khn.org - California’s insurance exchange is threatening to cut hospitals from its networks for poor performance or high costs, a novel proposal that is drawing heavy fire from medical providers and insurers. The goal is to boost . . .
Taming the Beast of Healthcare Spending
medpagetoday.com - Healthcare consolidation and the rise in prescription drug costs have increased healthcare spending to unsustainable levels, health policy experts at a briefing of the National Coalition on Health Care . . .
Medicaid Expansion Through Section 1115 Waivers: Evaluating The Tradeoffs
healthaffairs.org - Nearly six years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health law and policy experts continue to painstakingly track the progress of the Act’s Medicaid expansion. The original intention of . . .
In Conservative Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay
washingtonpost.com - Reginald Rogers owes his dentist a debt of gratitude for his new dentures, but no money. Indiana’s Medicaid program has them covered, a godsend for the almost-toothless former steelworker who . . .
*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).