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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      June 15, 2017

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  CMS released a county-level map of 2018 projected health insurance exchanges participation. The map currently shows that nationwide 47 counties are projected to have no insurers. It’s also projected that as many as 1,200 counties - nearly 40% of counties nationwide – could have only one issuer in 2018. Currently, for 2018 at least 35,000 active Exchange participants live in the counties projected to be without coverage in 2018, and roughly 2.4 million Exchange participants are projected to have one issuer.

Source: CMS
  AHA asks CMS to suspend hospital star ratings
Becker's Hospital Review, June 14, 2017
Senate’s secret health care talks are the latest slide away from transparency
Stat News, June 14, 2017
Trump Says Market Is Failing, but One Insurer Bets Big on Obamacare
The New York Times, June 13, 2017
Aetna reverses course, files to offer Obamacare policies in Nevada
CNN, June 13, 2017
CMS releases map showing 47 counties without an insurer in the exchange
Healthcare Finance News, June 13, 2017
Administration Weighs How to Stabilize Exchanges Amid Insurer Uncertainty
Morning Consult, June 13, 2017
Health groups band together to highlight concerns with ACA repeal
The Hill, June 13, 2017
Senate Republicans draft Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors
USA Today, June 12, 2017 Dropout Trend Continues Under Trump
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
  How States Can Innovate With Medicaid
Morning Consult, June 14, 2017
  On AHCA, CMS Actuary Finds Smaller Coverage Losses
Health Affairs Blog, June 13, 2017
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Healthsprocket List 
  CMS: 1991-2014 Health Care Spending by State, 4 Key Findings

1. Considerable regional variation on personal health care spending
2. Similar growth in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states
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Source: CMS
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