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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      February 8, 2018
  
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  "What you see with Berkshire and JPMorgan and Amazon, those are data points that say there’s energy behind the collaborative improvement of health care. What you’re sensing is common pain that is ultimately bringing people together."

 
-Mike Leavitt, Founder, Leavitt Partners
 
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  AHIP recently conducted a study of 1,000 U.S. adults age 18 and over, that are employed with employer-provided health coverage. The study found that 63% were satisfied with the current health insurance system. 71% were satisfied with their current health plan. They also reported that their cost of coverage is reasonable (60%). However 66% felt that the current cost of health insurance for other Americans is unreasonable.

Source: AHIP, "The Value of Employer-Provider Coverage", February 2018
 
   
News 
  Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?
Forbes, February 8, 2018

AHIP: 25% of Opioid Prescriptions Top CDC Dosage Guidelines
HealthPayer Intelligence, February 8, 2018

Anthem Gets Flak for Anesthesia Coverage Policy
Fierce Healthcare, February 7, 2018

ObamaCare Enrollment Drops 3.7 Percent for 2018
The Hill, February 7, 2018

Secret Discounts Kept Soaring Drug Bills Down, Says Middleman
Bloomberg, February 6, 2018

Protecting Religious Rights May Cost Health Industry $300M in First Year
Fierce Healthcare, February 6, 2018
 
40 Patient Advocacy Groups Oppose 'Right to Try' Drug Bill
The Hill, February 6, 2018

Strange Bedfellows? Group Unites Old Foes in Hunt for Health Fix
Bloomberg, February 6, 2018

How Much Do Healthcare Data Breaches Cost Organizations?
HealthIT Security, February 5, 2018

Pharma Looks to Change the Healthcare Cost Conversation
PharmTech, February 5, 2018
 
 
Blogs
  Don't overhype the new health care venture
AXIOS, February 8, 2018

Our broken health care politics are hurting instead of helping Americans
USA TODAY, February 6, 2018
 
    
HealthshareTV video
 

 
Medicaid Expansion Linked with Better More Timely Surgical Care   Health Care Reform Webinar

Covered in this video: New Administration, In the News: Berkshire Hathaway/Amazon/JPMorganChase Health insurance stocks down after the announcement.

 
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Healthsprocket List 
 
  AHIP: Dissatisfaction of Health Plan by %
 
1. Cost - 82%
2. Inadequate coverage - 40%
3. Continue reading here

Source: AHIP, "The Value of Employer-Provider Coverage", February 2018
 
      
 
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