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Exchange Requirements on Contracting and Payment to FQHCs ...

We've been hearing from a lot of you with questions on the Exchange and the contracting and payment requirements for Qualified Health Plans and FQHCs. We've put together ...

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The enemy within: Soldier suicides outpaced combat deaths in 2012

The enemy within: Soldier suicides outpaced combat deaths in 2012 | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
More soldiers took their own lives than died in combat during 2012, new Department of Defense figures show. The Army's suicide rate has climbed by 9 percent since the military branch launched its suicide-prevention campaign in 2009.
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Raising The Medicare Age May Be Good GOP Politics, But Single-Payer Is The Better Solution For All Americans - Forbes

Raising The Medicare Age May Be Good GOP Politics, But Single-Payer Is The Better Solution For All Americans - Forbes | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the GOP pursues its ‘War on Entitlements’ as a part of the fiscal cliff ballet, the notion of raising the age for entering Medicare has been gaining steam as a focal point of reform for the financially stressed...
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The Corporate Blackmailing Of America Is Now All the Rage - Forbes

The Corporate Blackmailing Of America Is Now All the Rage - Forbes | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Getty Images North America via @daylife) For the past week, I have watched with amazement as one restaurant chain after another—the very people who peddle the high caloric foods laden with the fat and sugar that have contribute so mightily...
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How Obamacare Will Help Low-Wage Workers Afford Their Health Coverage

How Obamacare Will Help Low-Wage Workers Afford Their Health Coverage | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
The Commonwealth Fund is out with a new study that highlights how Obamacare will help the low-income wage earners — who typically have significantly less access to health insurance than their higher-paid co-workers, or the employees who work in...
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Improve public education about mental illness and expand the US mental health & addiction treatment system’s capacity | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Improve public education about mental illness and expand the US mental health & addiction treatment system’s capacity | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
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My son is schizophrenic. The ‘reforms’ that I worked for have worsened his life.

My son is schizophrenic. The ‘reforms’ that I worked for have worsened his life. | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
A man who helped shutter mental health facilities considers the effects on his schizophrenic son.
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Overview: Proposed Rule for Health Insurance Market Reforms | HealthCare.gov

Overview: Proposed Rule for Health Insurance Market Reforms | HealthCare.gov | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing a proposed rule to implement several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and...
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Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering!

Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering! | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it

Americans didn't intend to elect a Republican majority to the House of Representatives. Thanks to GOP-engineered redistricting, they did.

 

by Adam Serwer and Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones

 

Americans woke up on November 7th having elected a Democratic president, expanded the Democratic majority in the Senate, and preserved the Republican majority in the House.

That's not what they voted for, though. Most Americans voted for Democratic representation in the House. The votes are still being counted, but as of now it looks as if Democrats have a slight edge in the popular vote for House seats, 49%-48.2%, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. Still, as the Post's Aaron Blake notes, the 233-195 seat majority the GOP will likely end up with represents the GOP's "second-biggest House majority in 60 years and their third-biggest since the Great Depression."

So how did Republicans keep their House majority despite more Americans voting for the other party—something that has only happened three times in the last hundred years, according to political analyst Richard Winger? Because they drew the lines.

After Republicans swept into power in state legislatures in 2010, the GOP gerrymandered key states, redrawing House district boundaries to favor Republicans. In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidates received half of the votes in House contests, but Republicans will claim about three quarters of the congressional seats. The same is true in North Carolina. More than half the voters in that state voted for Democratic representation, yet Republicans will fill about 70 percent of the seats. Democrats drew more votes in Michigan than Republicans, but they'll take only 5 out of the state's 14 congressional seats. [MORE]


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Poor, Uninsured And Staying That Way: Why GOP Governors Won't Expand Medicaid

Poor, Uninsured And Staying That Way: Why GOP Governors Won't Expand Medicaid | Healthcare reform 2013  and beyond | Scoop.it
If you're poor and you live in the South, there's a good chance health care reform won't reach you.
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