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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      March 16, 2017

Synergies and Potential Opportunities

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  "The (AHCA)tax credits are less generous for people with incomes close to the Federal poverty level, and cost-sharing reductions for deductibles and copayments previously offered under the ACA would be repealed. The cost-sharing reductions alone constitute $4.9 billion per year or more that would be shifted to consumers." 

-Margaret A. Murray, CEO, Association for Community Affiliated Plans
  According to The Congressional Budget Office's estimate. The AHCA will cause a $337 billion reduction in the deficit, 24 million more people will be without insurance within a decade, 15-20% increase in 2018 premiums, $880 billion drop in federal Medicaid spending over the decade, 14 million fewer Medicaid enrollees by 2026, 95% of people who are getting Medicaid through expansion would lose it. 15% of Planned Parenthood clinic patients would "lose access to care."

Source: KHN, March, 2017
JAMA: Higher physician spending not linked to better outcomes
Becker's Hospital Review, March 14, 2017
Health Bill Would Add 24 Million Uninsured but Save $337 Billion, Report Says
The New York Times, March 13, 2017

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GOP Health Bill Narrowly Clears Budget Panel
Morning Consult, March 16, 2017
GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote
ABC News, March 15, 2017
Health Bill’s CBO Score Raises Alarms for Wary Senators
Morning Consult, March 14, 2017
WH: We’re working on ‘manager’s amendment’ to healthcare bill
The Hill, March 14, 2017
Deciphering CBO’s Estimates On The GOP Health Bill
Kasier Health News, March 13, 2017
Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only
Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2017
The G.O.P.’s High-Risk Strategy for Health Law Repeal
NY Times, March 11, 2017
  In This Next Phase Of Health Reform, We Cannot Overlook Long Term Care
Health Affairs, March 16, 2017
  How Retooled Health Law Might Treat Those With A History Of Illness
Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2017
  Health Exchange Enrollment Misses Obama Administration’s Goal
Kaiser Health News,, March 15, 2017
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  Politico: 5 Highlights from CBO's Report on AHCA

1. Trump voters would take a hit
2. Medicaid bears the brunt of the cuts
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Source: Politico
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