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To Avoid Extra Payments, Notify Your Marketplace Plan When You Move

To Avoid Extra Payments, Notify Your Marketplace Plan When You Move | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
KHN’s consumer columnist answers readers’ questions about what happens to your plan when you move out of state, smoking cessation expenses and sending workers to the exchange to buy policies.

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CMS Trims Rule on Part D, Medicare Advantage in Final Version

CMS Trims Rule on Part D, Medicare Advantage in Final Version | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare amp Medicaid Services May 19released a watereddown final rule governing Medicares managed care andprescription drug programs that eschewed numerous controversial...
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Rule Changes for Part D to reduce fraud and increase payments to companies that provide improved health and efficient use of resources

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New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems

New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
The move will avoid cancellation wave before Election Day. (The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing...
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Is this a political based move.  Read to gain information on another possible delay.  And how the delay may create more job security in the health care industry

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Public Opinion on the Affordable Care Act: RAND Health Reform Opinion Study | RAND

Public Opinion on the Affordable Care Act: RAND Health Reform Opinion Study | RAND | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
The RAND Health Reform Opinion Study tracks public opinion of the ACA by surveying the same people over time. (But Americans steadily disapprove of Affordable Care Act.
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A look at the opinions of Americans concerning the Affordable Car Act.  Please take a read as it is different that what you are being lead to believe.

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New Medicaid members healthier than pre-expansion enrollees

New Medicaid members healthier than pre-expansion enrollees | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Consumers who are newly eligible for Medicaid and those who were eligible before the Affordable Care Act was enacted but who are not enrolled are healthier than pre-ACA enrollees, according to a new Health Affairs study.

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Medicare at a Glance

Medicare at a Glance | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it

This fact sheet provides a basic overview of the Medicare program, including how it is financed, who is eligible, and what benefits are covered under the program. In addition, it describes supplemental health insurance, out-of-pocket spending by people on Medicare, and data on Medicare expenditures and financing.

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A very quick primer for Medicare

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Raising Medicare Premiums for Higher-Income Beneficiaries: Assessing the Implications

Raising Medicare Premiums for Higher-Income Beneficiaries: Assessing the Implications | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
As policymakers consider ways to slow the growth in Medicare spending as part of broader efforts to reduce the federal debt or offset the cost of other spending priorities, some have proposed to increase beneficiary contributions through higher...
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Medicare advantage disenrollment period noted — Sedalia News ...

Medicare advantage disenrollment period noted — Sedalia News ... | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 of each year is the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. During this time, people with Medicare have the opportunity to disenroll from their Medicare Advantage plan if they would like and return to ...
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Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future

Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it

With Medicare expected to be a key part of Washington’s ongoing debate about solutions to reduce the federal budget and national debt, this report serves as a compendium of policy options that may be discussed in upcoming budget debates.

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State-by-State Estimates of the Number of People Eligible for Premium Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act

State-by-State Estimates of the Number of People Eligible for Premium Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Key provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) create new Marketplaces for people who purchase insurance directly and provide new premium tax credits to help people with low or moderate incomes afford that coverage.
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Top 5 questions on the Affordable Care Act - Westfair Online

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Top 5 questions on the Affordable Care Act
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After Randi Redmond Oster's son suffered from complications following a surgery, she began to take note of the health care industry's dysfunctions.
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Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes

Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Inspirational business quotes by Steve Jobs
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Sometimes we wait a little to long.

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Medicare terms you'll need to know

Medicare terminology can be confusing, especially in a year when health reform and plenty of new phrases have dominated the news.
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Medicare, Medicaid move to broaden rights for same-sex spouses - The Hill

Medicare, Medicaid move to broaden rights for same-sex spouses - The Hill | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Providers must recognize same-sex marriages to participate in the program.
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New Data Spotlight Tracks Rising Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plan

New Data Spotlight Tracks Rising Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plan | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured and much more.
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Amazon.com: The Affordable Care Act - The Impact Of Health Insurance Reform On Health Care Consumers eBook: Tom Harkin, John McCain, Kathleen Sebelius: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: The Affordable Care Act - The Impact Of Health Insurance Reform On Health Care Consumers eBook: Tom Harkin, John McCain, Kathleen Sebelius: Kindle Store (Kathleen Sebelius: The Affordable Care Act - The Impact Of Health Insurance Reform...
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Analysts say 6 million health care enrollees in sight

Analysts say 6 million health care enrollees in sight | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
It's looking more likely that 6 million people will enroll in insurance by March 31

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Medicare Part D

https://www.kimsnider.com - What is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is optional, prescription drug coverage. It helps pay for out-patient prescribed medicat...
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Obamacare and You: If You Have Medicare…

Obamacare and You: If You Have Medicare… | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
This short explainer highlights some of the key information for people with Medicare about how Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, may affect them.
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Quick Talking Points and FYI on HCR and Medicare

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Healthier and Wealthier, or Sicker and Poorer? Prospects for Medicare Beneficiaries Now and in the Future

Healthier and Wealthier, or Sicker and Poorer? Prospects for Medicare Beneficiaries Now and in the Future | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
This January 2014 briefing, co-sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform, examines what is known about the health and economic security of Medicare beneficiaries today, as well as how current and future...
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Hospice firms draining billions from Medicare

Hospice firms draining billions from Medicare | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Hospice firms draining billions from Medicare. Rules create booming business providing care for people who aren't dying. Published: 1 day ago. (Washington Post) Hospice patients are expected to die: The treatment focuses on providing ...
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Medicare and the Federal Budget: Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Recent Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction Proposals

Medicare and the Federal Budget: Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Recent Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction Proposals | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Many of the budget proposals and debt-reduction plans being considered by Congress and the Administration include proposals that would achieve substantial savings from the Medicare program over time.
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HHS: Affordable Care Act website performed as promised - UPI.com

HHS: Affordable Care Act website performed as promised - UPI.com | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
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HHS: Affordable Care Act website performed as promised
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HHS: Affordable Care Act website performed as promised near deadline.
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Physicians Weigh In on Affordable Care Act - abc40

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Physicians Weigh In on Affordable Care Act
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Affordable Care Act has sparked plenty of discussion both in D.C. and communities across the country.
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Paul Krugman On Obamacare Success - Business Insider

Paul Krugman On Obamacare Success - Business Insider | Health Care Reform News | Scoop.it
Economist Paul Krugman gives his take on the health care reform mess, and explains why Obamacare is "passed the hump", despite vocal criticism by Republicans.
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