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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      October 26, 2017
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  "There is a danger that middle-class people who don't get government help in paying their premiums could be increasingly priced out of the market," 

-Larry Levitt, Senior VP, Kaiser Family Foundation
  A recent Duke Cancer Institute study found that the number of uninsured cancer patients dropped by 50% in states that chose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Rates of cancer patients receiving radiation who were uninsured dropped from 4.4% to 2.1% between 2011 to 2013 and the first year of the Medicaid expansion in 2014. A lot of those patients ended up on Medicaid, enrollment went up from 15.2% to 18% in those states.

Source: North Carolina Health News
  Trump health official Seema Verma has a plan to slash Medicaid rolls
Stat News, October 26, 2017
Premiums rising 34 percent for most popular health plan
ABC News, October 25, 2017
Many Voters Dislike Trumpís Cuts to Health Insurer Subsidies
Morning Consult, October 25, 2017
The Painful Side Of Positive Health Care Marketing
Kaiser Health News, October 25, 2017
Judge denies request to force Trump to pay Obamacare insurance subsidies
Politico, October 25, 2017
Centene revenue rises nearly 10%; profits beat analyst estimates
Becker's Hospital Review, October 24, 2017
What You Need to Know About the IRS and the Affordable Care Act
ACA Times, October 24, 2017
U.S. judge questions states seeking to restore Obamacare payments
Reuters, October 23, 2017
Iowa withdraws ACA waiver application, calls law 'unworkable'
Becker's Hospital Review, October 23, 2017
AMA study says competition among health insurers is shrinking
Modern Healthcare, October 23, 2017
  Tension Between High-Deductible Health Plans & Payment & Delivery Reform
Health Affairs, October 26, 2017
US health care system: A patchwork that no one likes
The Salon, October 24, 2017
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The White House has announced it is discontinuing Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) funding, effective immediately.

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  AMA: 10 States With the Largest Decrease in Competition Levels, 2014-2016
1. Kentucky
2. Alaska
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Source: American Medical Association
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