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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - May 19-25, 2016


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May 25, 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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Americans' Experiences with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction - The fourth wave of the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, February–April 2016, finds at the close of the third open enrollment period that the working-age adult . . .

Hospitals Line Up Behind Congress' Patient Care Act - Hospital lobbyists are backing a bipartisan bill in Congress that would ease payment restrictions for some outpatient services and adjust 30-day readmissions penalties to account for . . .

Clinton’s Plan To Expand Medicare Might Bring Coverage To 7 Million Uninsured: Study - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed that some older Americans be allowed to buy into Medicare early. A study by the consulting group Avalere says that could interest as many as . . .

Hospitals Push Medicare to Soften Readmission Penalties in Light of Socio-Economic Risks - Christian Hospital says a costly difference of opinion with Medicare hinges on how to count the large number of poor people that the St. Louis hospital treats. Medicare penalizes hospitals that readmit . . .

Proposal to Reduce Medicare Drug Payments Is Widely Criticized - An Obama administration proposal to reduce Medicare payments for many prescription drugs has run into sharp bipartisan criticism, suggesting that it is easier to diagnose the problem of high prices than to . . .

*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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