Obamacare

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JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

Uwe Reinhardt | News @ JAMA | August 25, 2016

The report last week that Aetna, one of the major US health insurance companies, would leave most of the health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 follows similar accounts the media that Anthem,  Aetna, and other large private health insurers are contemplating withdrawing from the so-called ACA marketplace. The companies say the reason behind these actions is they are losing hundreds of millions of dollars on the business coming to them from these exchanges...

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'Get the Insurance Companies the Hell Out' of Healthcare System

Jon Queally | Common Dreams | October 25, 2016

Right-wingers like Charles Krauthammer don't "think anybody should buy it"—and too many Democrats actually don't want to talk about it—but that doesn't mean advocates for a single-payer or 'Medicare for All' healthcare system aren't responding to news about rising insurance premiums for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with renewed demands. Just weeks away from national elections, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made financial and political news late Monday by announcing the average premiums for plans under the ACA (aka Obamacare) will rise significantly for many consumers in 2017...

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1 In 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine

Bruce Japsen | Forbes | January 30, 2013

As Medicare whacks away at what doctors are paid and health insurers move away from paying fees for service to bundled payments, more physicians who own their own practices will start direct pay or concierge medicine in the next one to three years. Read More »

12 Ways ObamaCare Has Failed The Working Class

Jed Graham | Investor's Business Daily | October 25, 2015

How could a law intended to make health care affordable and reduce inequality end up failing — or even hurting — millions of working-class Americans who were supposed to benefit? At least a dozen different ways.ObamaCare is helping millions of people, as one would expect of such a vast and costly undertaking. Yet the law has so many serious flaws that it's hard to keep track of them. This accounting, or cheat sheet, of ObamaCare flaws that hit the working class especially hard, reveals why the law will yield more bitter fruit as it ages.

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2 Million Obamacare Enrollments Have Data Inconsistencies

Arit John | Nextgov.com | June 4, 2014

According to government documents obtained by the Associated Press, the accounts of more than 2 million people who signed up for Obamacare have "data discrepancies," some of which could affect their subsidy eligibility. The discrepancies include "important details on income, citizenship and immigration status," according to the AP...

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283-Mile March Culminates at U.S. Capitol with Call to Save Rural Hospitals

Press Release | AFT | June 12, 2015

As Crisis in Rural Healthcare Grows, Unlikely Allies Come Together to Demand Action...The walk, part of a bipartisan effort to stop rural hospital closures, began in Belhaven, N.C., on June 1, and will cover 283 miles, concluding on the Capitol steps, where supporters will urge Congress to pass the Save Rural Hospitals Act. By year’s end, 283 rural hospitals could face closure, costing rural communities 36,000 jobs, $10.6 billion in GDP, and countless lives, according to the National Rural Health Association. Some 62 million Americans rely on rural healthcare.

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7 Predictions For The Future Of Health Care Technology

Sean Mehra | Center for Health Value Innovation | June 23, 2013

I’ve got an awesome job. Every day, I envision the future of healthcare and strategize how innovative technologies can transform how we give and receive care and, ultimately, make the world a happier and healthier place. Read More »

9 Healthcare Tech Trends in "The New Year of Uncertainty", Black Book Survey Results

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | December 20, 2016

Black Book’s year end C-suite polls reveal the brakes being pumped on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies and the willingness to purchase some IT products and services in the first half of the New Year. Policy changes in the wake of a full or partial repeal of Obamacare may create new demands on healthcare enterprises that will likely divert capital and resources toward getting ready for value based care. This uncertainty, as recognized by 9 of 10 hospital leaders surveyed, will at a best decelerate decision-making on planned or ongoing initiatives, and at worst drain IT investment dollars for a protracted period of time, according to Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book...

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A Pro- Single Payer Doctor’s Concerns About Obamacare

Adam Gaffney | Salon.com | April 11, 2014

Believe me, the right's approach would be much worse. But the underinsured are getting a worse deal than you think

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Aetna Has Revealed Obamacare's Many Broken Promises

Michael F. Cannon | Time | August 25, 2016

They’re dropping like flies. The health-insurance giant Aetna has announced it will exit 11 of the 15 health-insurance exchanges where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s announcement comes on the heels of news that UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Texas’ Scott and White Health Plan, and 70% of Obamacare’s failed Co-Ops, and other insurers will exit many or all of the exchanges for which they had previously shown such enthusiasm...

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Amazon Digital Health Talent Grab: Box Exec Reportedly Joins Team

Chris Davies | Slash Gear | July 21, 2017

Amazon is quietly building up its digital health tech talent, reportedly poaching a healthcare exec from Box. The Seattle behemoth may be best known for its retail business, but in the background it has a growing footprint in all manner of health technology areas. This latest Amazon talent grab appears to be another move to shore up those...

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An Election On Health Care And Costs

Edmund Billings | Medsphere | November 9, 2012

The recently concluded election was seen by many as a referendum on the 2010 Affordable Care Act, now widely known and even embraced by the president as Obamacare. President Obama’s re-election ensures that the implementation of reform will continue, but how a divided Congress deals with it while trying to control federal spending will remain an open question for some time. Read More »

An Unfunded EHR Mandate for Behavioral Health: All Stick, No Carrot

Why politics, parity and performance requirements mean behavioral health hospitals should adopt now Read More »

Are Your Medical Records Open To Theft?

Staff Writer | Healthcare IT News | August 21, 2014

A major criticism of EMRs is the companies that make them have financial incentives to keep them from being easily shared...

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Burwell Confirmed As HHS Secretary

Tom Sullivan, | Healthcare IT News | June 6, 2014

The U.S. Senate voted in Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday afternoon.  Burwell, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, was confirmed 78-17. Before and after the vote, Burwell both faced her share of fire and garnered high praise...

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