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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 4, 2017
  

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  "We were and are big supporters of the ACA, it’s done a lot of good and we’ve taken a major step forward to cover people. But in some markets it’s not sustainable from a cost standpoint, and one of the flaws is it wasn’t bipartisan." 

 
-Paul Markovich, CEO, Blue Shield of California
 
Factoid
 
  Health Affairs recently conducted a study. The study looked at 41,512 adults between 2008 and 2014, and considered how access changed. Insurance coverage spiked the most between 2013 and 2014, with the proportion of insured adults increasing by at least 4% in many places in the United States. But from 2008 through 2014, the researchers did not find any indication of reduced access to care.

Source: Health Affairs
 
 
News 
  House passes ObamaCare repeal
The Hill, May 4, 2017

Decision day for Obamacare repeal
Politico, May 4, 2017
 
Blue Shield CEO Says GOP’s ‘Flawed’ Health Bill Would Harm Sicker Consumers
Kaiser Health News, May 3, 2017
 
Molina's leadership shuffle may hint at future sale
Fierce Healthcare, May 3, 2017
 
House continues to tweak ACA replacement
Fierce Healthcare, May 3, 2017
 
G.O.P. Eyes $8 Billion Addition to Win a Crucial Vote to the Latest Health Bill
The New York Times, May 2, 2017
 
White House undecided on continuing key ObamaCare payments
The Hill, May 2, 2017
 
Insurer Aetna posts loss, evaluates Obamacare exposure
Reuters, May 2, 2017
 
 
 
Blogs
  Pursuing Value And Avoiding Unintended Effects Of Regulations
Health Affairs, May 4, 2017
 
 
  340B Program Growth Is Unsustainable, in Need of Reform
Morning Consult, May 1, 2017
 
     
    
HealthshareTV video
 

 
Upton backs health bill changes, predicts passage   Upton backs health bill changes, predicts passage

Rep. Fred Upton who had opposed GOP health care legislation is now prepared to support it after meeting with President Trump.
 

 
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Healthsprocket List 
 
  Kelly Gooch: 6 Things to Know About HHS Asst. Dr. Charmaine

1. She is a senior fellow at American Values, a conservative, pro-life nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.
2. Previously, she served as president and CEO of public interest law firm Americans United for Life.
3. Continue reading here

Source: Becker's Hospital Review
 
      
 
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