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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      September 21, 2017
Education is the Lynch Pin to Impact Coding Accuracy and Reduce Medical Costs
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  "Similar to proposals that were considered in the Senate in July, we believe the Graham-Cassidy amendment would result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance coverage, destabilize health insurance markets, and decrease access to affordable coverage and care," 

-James Madara, Executive VP & CEO, AMA
  According to a recent study by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, family health insurance premiums rose an average 3% this year for people getting coverage through the workplace. Premiums on plans for people who by their own coverage in the ACA marketplace spiked on average about 20% this year. Employer-provided coverage for a single person rose on average 4%, to $6,690. Those individuals pay $1,213 on average.

Source: Kaiser Health News
  The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. Thatís Hard.
NY Times, September 21, 2017
Cassidy-Graham Plan Would Add Millions to Uninsured
CBPP, September 20, 2017
Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It
NPR, September 20, 2017
Insurers to receive ACA subsidy payments for September
Becker's Hospital Review, September 20, 2017
AMA urges senators not to abandon bipartisan stabilization talks
The Hill, September 19, 2017
In Stark Contrast To ACA Plans, Premiums For Job-Based Coverage Show Rise
Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2017
New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum
The Hill, September 18, 2017
After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment
Sentinel Source, September 18, 2017
Insurers cutting back on drug coupons amid concerns over consumer costs
Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2017
Centrist Democrats Turn to Pragmatism, Seek Bipartisan ACA Fixes
Morning Consult, September 15, 2017
Citing 'enormous' cost difference, Anthem says no to imaging tests at hospitals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 14, 2017
  Why Understanding Value Is Central to True Health Care Reform
Morning Consult, September 20, 2017

CBO Sees Slow Growth for Exchanges
Health Affairs Blog, September 15, 2017
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What you need to know about the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care bill   What you need to know about the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care bill

Republicanís long-fraught effort to repeal the ACA has regained momentum in the Senate just as a critical deadline looms for the GOP. The new health care bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, would bring sweeping changes to the current system. Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox join John Yang to explain the policy and politics behind the bill.

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  KFF: Cumulative Premium Increases for Covered Workers w/ Family Coverage
1. 2002-2017 - Premium Increases: 51%, Overall Inflation: 15%, Workers' Earnings: 16%
2. 2007-2012 - Premium Increases: 30%, Overall Inflation: 11%, Workers' Earnings: 14%
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Source: KFF
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