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Health Care Reform Weekly Update - May 5-11, 2016


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May 11, 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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Partisanship’s Grip on the Affordable Care Act - You might think that people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace plans would like their coverage more or less depending on whether they have a high or low deductible, or receive a subsidy . . .

A Good Prognosis for the Affordable Care Act as UnitedHealth Says Goodbye - The Affordable Care Act’s critics seemed to get a shocking piece of new evidence when UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer, announced last month that it would pull out of many . . .

Letter Shows Humana Dropping Major Individual Plans in Wisconsin - Humana Inc. is planning to drop individual insurance products in at least four states. The Louisville, Ky.-based company has sent letters to insurance regulators in Alabama, Kansas, Wisconsin and Virginia . . .

Hillary Clinton Takes a Step to the Left on Health Care - For months during the Democratic presidential nominating contest, Hillary Clinton has resisted calls from Senator Bernie Sanders to back a single-payer health system, arguing that the fight for government-run . . .

The Burden of Medical Debt: Results from the Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times Medical Bills Survey - This Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times survey provides an in-depth look at the experiences of Americans ages 18-64 who say they or someone in their household had problems paying medical bills in the . . .

*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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