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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      June 21, 2018
  
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  Participants insured through Medicare Advantage or Medicaid managed care in 14 states who called WellCare’s HealthConnections program sought referrals to community-based public assistance programs. Those who reported all their needs were met experienced an 11% reduction in total health care expenditures in the 12 month post-referral period. The predicted reduction for this group was estimated to be $2601 in the second year.

Source: Expenditure Reductions Associated with a Social Service Referral Program
 
   
News 
  NY, Mass. to sue over Trump health plans skirting ObamaCare requirements
The Hill, June 20, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative
New York Times, June 20, 2018

Administration Eases Way For Small Businesses To Buy Insurance In Bulk
KHN, June 19, 2018

AMA will oppose CVS-Aetna merger
The Hill, June 19, 2018

Community health centers see significant uptick in patient visits
Healthcare Finance, June 19, 2018

Trump administration rule could stop public reporting of hospital infections
USA TODAY, June 19, 2018

Healthcare analytics has a long way to go - but could get there quickly
HealthcareIT News, June 19, 2018

Tracking 2019 Premium Changes on ACA Exchanges
Kaiser Family Foundation, June 18, 2018

Court rules insurers not entitled to ObamaCare payments
The Hill, June 14, 2018

Insurance experts: ObamaCare mandate repeal driving premium increases
The Hill, June 13, 2018

Insurers spark blowback by reducing emergency room coverage
Politico, June 12, 2018
 
 
 
Blogs
  Do we keep waiting for the next pandemic or try to prevent it?
Stat News, June 14, 2018
 
 
    
HealthshareTV video
 

 
Cigna CEO on the Future of Health Care   The Evolution of Healthcare Reform: 2010 to Today

Our nation's healthcare system has undergone numerous changes in the past 7 years beginning with Obamacare and has been in constant flux with the repeal and replace attempts by the Trump administration. This timeline of healthcare legislation provides employers and individuals clarity among the legislative chaos.
  

 
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  Minimum and Maximum Proposed 2019 Individual Marketplace Average Rate Changes by Applicable States

1. DC: Min: 9.5% (CareFirst BlueChoice) | Max: 20% (Kaiser)
2. Maine: Min: 9.2% (MCHO) | Max: 9.5% (Harvard Pilgrim)
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Source: KFF: Tracking 2019 Premium Changes on ACA Exchanges
 
      
 
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