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A Formula for Cutting Health Costs

A Formula for Cutting Health Costs | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
A health care system owned and managed by Alaska’s native people has achieved astonishing results in improving the health of its enrollees while cutting the costs of treating them.
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Ban on Advertising to Children Linked to Lower Obesity Rates

Ban on Advertising to Children Linked to Lower Obesity Rates | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
After a ban on fast-food advertising to children in Quebec, childhood obesity rates decreased. But in the United States, advertising of unhealthful food to kids continues unabated.
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Six governors say they will opt out of Medicaid. How long will they hold out?

Six governors say they will opt out of Medicaid. How long will they hold out? | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
Six governors say they will opt out of Medicaid. How long will they hold out?
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Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Surpasses Goals, Critics - Forbes

Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Surpasses Goals, Critics - Forbes | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said nearly 90 more groups of medical care providers will participate in Medicare's Accountable Care Organization initiative, which encourages doctors, specialists, hospitals and other...
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Critics of Health Care Law Prepare to Battle Over Insurance Exchange Subsidies

Critics of the health care law, having lost one battle in the Supreme Court, are mounting a challenge to President Obama’s interpretation of another important provision.
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Michigan Harnesses Telemedicine Technology | HealthWorks Collective

Michigan Harnesses Telemedicine Technology | HealthWorks Collective | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
This may have escaped your notice this week due to the July 4th holiday, but the state of Michigan has joined 13 other states in how it treats claims for telemedicine.
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SCOTUS on health reform - the bloggers respond - Managed Care Matters - Joe Paduda

SCOTUS on health reform - the bloggers respond - Managed Care Matters - Joe Paduda | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
Joe Paduda’s weblog on group health, workers compensation & auto insurance, covering health care cost containment, health policy, health research, and medical news for insurers, employers, and healthcare providers.
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Romney: Health-care mandate is a tax

Romney: Health-care mandate is a tax | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney’s comments directly contradict one of his senior advisers who said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee believed it was a penalty, not a tax.
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What happens if a state opts out of Medicaid, in one chart

What happens if a state opts out of Medicaid, in one chart | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
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The Dénouement of the Supreme Court's ACA Drama — NEJM

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Dénouement of the Supreme Court's ACA Drama...
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OP-ED | Obamacare Is A Far Better Alternative Than Gambling That You Won’t Need Health Care | CT News Junkie

Linda McMahon says that Obamacare is “bad medicine.” But the Affordable Care Act, taken as a whole, makes an offer you can’t refuse. At the core of the ACA are subsidies that make health insurance affordable by middle-class families.
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New Health Affairs: Assesing The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief – Health Affairs Blog

"Articles published yesterday in the July 2012 issue of July 2012 issue of Health Affairs focus on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the US program to address global HIV and AIDS, and the largest investment to date of any country to fight a single disease...."

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How to split the health care dollar (America's Health Insurance Plans meeting) - amednews.com

How to split the health care dollar (America's Health Insurance Plans meeting) - amednews.com | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
Health insurers want to leave the status-quo fee-for-service payment behind. What must doctors do to get a piece of the pie?
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Medicare Tries to Cut the Cost of Complex Patients

Medicare is trying new tactics to cut costs for complex patients and keep them healthier, although some health-policy observers say they don't go far enough.
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Medicaid Expansion: Who's In? Who's Out? : NPR

Medicaid Expansion: Who's In? Who's Out? : NPR | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it
Five states have said they will not expand Medicaid in the week since the Supreme Court's decision ruled the administration's health law could not be used to force the change.
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Employers considering defined contribution for health care - PNHP's Official Blog

"With health care law upheld, employers weigh shift to defined contribution insurance plan..."

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Full Steam Ahead: In Wake of Supreme Court Decision, HHS Issues Funding Opportunities, Implementation Guidance – Health Affairs Blog

"While all of the attention of the public and of the media has been focused on the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and on examining the nuances and consequences of that decision, the federal government has steadily moved ahead with implementation of the ACA..."

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Nursing Is Critical as the Affordable Care Act Is Implemented | Human Capital

Nursing Is Critical as the Affordable Care Act Is Implemented | Human Capital | Health Care Policy | Scoop.it

"When I was an RWJF Health Policy Fellow working on the House Committee on Ways and Means, I drafted language that survived in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The need for health reform is clear..."
 

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Medicaid Expansion Already An Issue In Some Gubernatorial Races – Capsules - The KHN Blog

Hours after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health law but made its Medicaid expansion optional, Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Randles said the state would be foolish to expand the health insurance program for the poor — even it means passing up hundreds of millions of federal dollars....

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