September 7, 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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GAO Finds Medicare Paying More for Drugs than Other Agencies
modernhealthcare.com - While Democrats and Republicans have been wary of proposed changes to how Medicare pays for drugs administered at physicians' office, a recent GAO report found that other federal agencies pay . . .
Blue Cross Blue Shield Urges Congress to Protect ObamaCare Insurer Fund
thehill.com - Blue Cross Blue Shield is lobbying Congress this summer to protect an ObamaCare insurer fund that Republicans have called a “bailout” for companies. The corporation — which insures more than 100 million . . .
Hospital Group CEO on What's Ailing Obamacare
usatoday.com - The challenges for Americans' health care are rising. The one-two punch of higher insurance premiums and rising drug prices are squeezing American families . . .
Uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act’s Public Option
dbknews.com - The Affordable Care Act, arguably President Obama's single greatest domestic achievement, is falling apart. Health insurance companies are abandoning the public exchanges. This is problematic for the . . .
Johns Hopkins Study Questions Link Between Readmissions, Care Quality
fiercehealthcare.com - Readmissions are a common metric used to penalize hospitals, but new research suggests that some hospitals with high readmission rates may be saving more lives. Researchers at Johns Hopkins . . .
*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).