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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      November 9, 2017
  
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  "This will send a clear signal to where the rest of the country is on health care. Looking at what progressives were able to accomplish by ballot initiatives in 2016, we asked ourselves what do we do for biggest challenge out there, which is the threat to Affordable Care Act. We asked ourselves: What can we do to not just hold the line but to advance things?" 

 
-Jonathan Schleifer, Executive Director of the Fairness Project on the Medicaid expansion in Maine
 
Factoid
 
  In states that decide to expand Medicaid, tax credit eligibility ranges from 138% to 400% of the poverty level. In states that do not decide to expand Medicaid, tax credit eligibility ranges from 100% to 400% of poverty. Residents of these states who have incomes below 100% of poverty and who do not qualify for Medicaid under their state’s eligibility criteria are not eligible for the premium tax credit. An estimated 2.4 million Americans living in states that did not decide to expand Medicaid fall into this coverage gap.

Source: Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Subsidies, Kaiser Family Foundation
 
   
News 
  43 states receive 'F' for healthcare price transparency: Altarum
Becker's Hospital Review, November 9, 2017
 
Revenue Hole May Bring GOP Back to Repeal of Obamacare Mandate
Bloomberg, November 8, 2017
  
Maine OKs Medicaid Expansion in First-Of-Its-Kind Referendum
Associated Press via NY Times, November 8, 2017
 
Medicaid Chief Says Feds Are Willing To Approve Work Requirements
Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2017
 
ObamaCare signups surge in early days to set new record
The Hill, November 6, 2017
 
Insurers step up pitch for Obamacare as government slashes its effort
Reuters, November 6, 2017
 
 
 
Blogs
  Trump takes on hospitals: the facts behind fight over 340B drug discounts
STAT, November 6, 2017
 
Want Drug Regulators To Consider Real-World Evidence?
Health Affairs, November 2, 2017
  
 
    
HealthshareTV video
 

 
Improve Costs and Outcomes with Patient Based Care   Improve Costs and Outcomes with Patient Based Care

Trisha Swift, DNP, talks about the financial impact of patient-based care and moving from for fee services to value-based care. She goes into detail about how the payment structure works and how a hospital or other healthcare facility could be penalized.
 

 
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Healthsprocket List 
 
  Langreth & Soper: How Amazon Could Invade the Pharmacy Business
 
1. Use its shipping power to destroy rivals
2. Become the ultimate buyer of cheap generics
3. Continue reading here

Source: This Is How Amazon Could Invade the Pharmacy Business, Bloomberg
 
      
 
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