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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 25, 2017
  

Case Studies in Cardiac, Oncology and Orthopedics. Reducing Readmissions for Bundled Payments

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  "I think we are going to end up with a repair more than a repeal and replace once the Senate gets their arms around it," 

 
-Joseph Swedish, CEO, Anthem
 
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  The CBO projects that 14 million people will be uninsured by 2018, which is the same as previous estimates. By 2026, the CBO estimates that 51 million people will be uninsured, compared with 28 million uninsured if the Affordable Care Act remains in place. It will reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion by 2026, which is $32 billion less than projected savings in previous versions of the bill. Will increase premiums for enrollees in the individual exchanges by 20% in 2018 and about 5% in 2019. However, the CBO projects that premiums on average will decline beginning in 2020, though the benefits included in those individual market plans would be less comprehensive.

Source: CBO
 
 
News 
  Insurers: GOP should keep pre-existing condition protections
The Hill, May 25, 2017

Millions Of Ill People May Face ‘Extremely High Premiums’ Under House Bill
Kaiser Health News, May 24, 2017
 
CBO: 23 million uninsured but $119 billion deficit with revised healthcare bill
Washington Examiner, May 24, 2017
 
GOP senators meet with insurer for input on ObamaCare repeal
The Hill, May 23, 2017
 
Medicare Cardiac, Ortho Bundled Payments Delayed Until 2018
RevCycle Intelligence, May 23, 2017
 
Divisions emerge in Senate over preexisting conditions
The Hill, May 23, 2017
 
GOP’s Health Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance
Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2017
 
Delay on Obamacare Subsidy Decision Leaves Insurers in Limbo
Bloomberg, May 22, 2017
 
Trump budget would cut $636 billion from HHS agencies
Modern Healthcare, May 22, 2017
 
Trump wants to cut $800 billion from Medicaid. Where does the money go?
Stat News, May 22, 2017
 
 
 
Blogs
  First Trump Administration ASPE Report On ACA Notes Premium Increases
Health Affairs, May 24, 2017
 
 
  In the politics of healthcare reform, past is prologue
The Hill, May 24, 2017
 
     
    
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  CBO: Net Effects of Health Reform on the Budget Deficit between 2017-2026

1. $834 Billion Decrease in Medicaid Spending
2. $276 Billion Decrease in Tax Credits and Selected Coverage Provisions
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Source: CBO
 
      
 
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