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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 11, 2017

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  "Under the ACA, subsidies varied by income and by how much your premiums actually cost. The goal there was to make sure that people who had low and moderate incomes would not have to pay more than a certain portion of their income on health care costs." 

-Michel Boudreaux, Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  A recent study by Michel Boudreaux found that the average rate of financial burden for those in the individual insurance market decreased 6.7% from 2013 to 2015, and was reduced by 10% for those with incomes at or below four times the federal poverty level, who received subsidies in the individual insurance market thanks to the ACA. Average annual spending for those in the individual insurance market also declined by $800.

Source: The Diamond Back
  CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care
Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2017

Senate GOP defends writing its healthcare bill in private
The Hill, May 11, 2017
Aetna Fully Exits Obamacare Exchanges With Pull-Out in Two States
The New York Times, May 10, 2017
Parents Fear Trap If States Have Say On ‘Preexisting Conditions’
Kaiser Health News, May 10, 2017
CBO to Release Score of GOP Healthcare Bill in Two weeks
The Hill, May 10, 2017
Support for GOP's ObamaCare repeal drops after House passage
The Hill, May 10, 2017
Obamacare Has More Support Than GOP Alternative, Poll Finds
Morning Consult, May 10, 2017
Who will decide what the Senate’s health bill looks like?
The Washington Post, May 9, 2017
Senate Confirms Trump’s FDA Nominee Gottlieb
Morning Consult, May 9, 2017
Senate GOP on defensive over all-male health care group
Politico, May 9, 2017
  On break, Congress goes face-to-face with constituents on healthcare reform
Nathonal Catholic Reporter, May 10, 2017
  Trump, use the bully pulpit for a 'Hail Mary' pass on healthcare reform
The Hill, May 9, 2017
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Source: Politico
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