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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      April 6, 2017

Bundled Payments and Post-Acute Care

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  "For all the improvements under the ACA - primarily the expansion of Medicaid and crackdown on some insurance abuses - the ACA still left 28 million without health coverage - and millions more struggling with un-payable bills and escalating out-of-pocket costs." 

-RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director, National Nurses United
  A Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that while 75% of Americans think the new administration should make the current law work, 19% think President Trump and his administration should try to make the law fail so they can replace it in the future. Additionally, the poll found 54% of Americans who approve of President Trump believe President Trump and his administration should try to make the ACA work, while 37% said they should try to make the law fail.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Average ACA Marketplace Premiums for Silver Plans Need to Increase by 19%
Kaiser Family Foundation, April 6, 2017
Physicians doubt whether ACOs deliver cost-effective care, higher quality
Healthcare Finance News, April 4, 2017

  House GOP moves to add change to health bill before recess
The Hill, April 6, 2017

GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill
Kaiser Health News, April 6, 2017
House won't vote on healthcare law before break
Reuters, April 5, 2017
Wellmark BCBS Latest to Exit ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
HealthPayer Intelligence, April 5, 2017
ObamaCare has majority support for first time
The Hill, April 4, 2017
What's next for Medicaid: Experts weigh in
Fierce Healthcare, April 4, 2017
Experts point to middle ground where bipartisanship could prevail
Healthcare Finance News, April 4, 2017
AHA Condemns CMS Rule for Medicaid Third-Party DSH Payments
HealthPayer Intelligence, April 3, 2017
  Doing Nothing on Health Care Is Not an Option
Morning Consult, April 5, 2017
  How Americans learned to stop worrying and love the ACA
The Washington Post, April 5, 2017
  Toby Cosgrove, and former HHS head Kathleen Sebelius talk future of healthcare
Fierce Healthcare,, April 5, 2017
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Republicans revive healthcare reform before spring recess   Republicans revive healthcare reform before spring recess

The GOP is working on compromise within the party; Mike Emanuel explains on 'Special Report'

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  BHR: 6 Things to Know About the Next Moves on Health Reform

1. On Monday, Republican leaders proposed a new health plan
2. The next day, Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials met with members of republican congressional factions
3. Continue reading here

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
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