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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      March 23, 2017

Synergies and Potential Opportunities

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  "In this period of great uncertainty and concern, healthcare leaders are understandably focused on managing costs." 

-Mike Alkire, Chief Operating Officer, Premier
  KFF recently conducted a Health Tracking Poll in regards to the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 48% of people surveyed say the number of people that have health insurance will decrease, while only 30% say it will stay the same. Equally 48% of the participants believe the costs for people who buy own insurance will increase, and 25% believe it will stay the same. 41% of participants believe deductibles will be higher, and 32% believe there will be fewer protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Source: KFF
Why deductibles would rise under the GOP health care plan
Axios, March 22, 2017

  New CBO score on changes to GOP healthcare bill expected Wednesday night
Washington Examiner, March 22, 2017

Medicaid Caps Pitched By GOP Could Shrink Seniorsí Benefits
Kaiser Health News, March 22, 2017
Promise To Rein In Drug Prices Could Open Floodgate To Importation Laws
Kaiser Health News, March 22, 2017
Premiums and Tax Credits Under the ACA vs. the AHCA
Kaiser Family Foundation, March 21, 2017
Trump warns Republicans ahead of healthcare vote
The Hill, March 21, 2017
Push for Medicaid work requirements draws fire
The Hill, March 21, 2017
Republicans scramble to save US healthcare reform bill
Financial Times, March 20, 2017
In the Current Policy Moment, Healthcare Leaders Search for Answers
Healthcare Informatics, March 20, 2017
  It's time for Congress to give small businesses healthcare choices now
The Hill, March 21, 2017
  The House Managerís Medicaid Amendments: The State Block Grant Option
Health Affairs, March 21, 2017
  A Fact Check Finds Many Misleading Letters From Lawmakers On Health Care
Kaiser Health News,, March 22, 2017
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  KFF: Misconceptions Surrounding the ACA, 5 Takeaways

1. 6/10 Do not know the uninsured rate has decreased under the ACA
2. 5/10 Think the ACA provides health insurance to undocumented immigrants
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Source: KFF
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