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Health Care Since the ACA: How California, Florida, New York, and Texas Compare

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The country’s four largest states fall into two camps when it comes to health care reform. California and New York expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and operate their own health insurance marketplaces. Florida and Texas, on the other hand, opted out of the expansion and use the federal marketplace. In a new report, Commonwealth Fund researchers …

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Why Millions Would Lose Coverage Under the Medicaid Expansion Changes in the House ACA Repeal Bill

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Yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to repeal and replace certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a new To the Point post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara R. Collins and Munira Z. Gunja explain that the proposed American Health Care Act would end the enhanced federal funding for new enrollment in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion …

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NEJM: Repealing the ACA without a Replacement — The Risks to American Health Care

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New England Journal of Medicine article: Repealing the ACA without a Replacement — The Risks to American Health Care by Barack Obama Health care policy often shifts when the country’s leadership changes. That was true when I took office, and it will likely be true with President-elect Donald Trump. I am proud that my administration’s work, through the Affordable Care …

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NRHI Releases First-Ever Cost Comparison Report

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The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) released a first-ever comparison of what commercial insurers are paying for healthcare in different regions. This report, featuring Oregon claims data provided by Q Corp’s Total Cost of Care initiative, analyzed spending by commercial health insurance plans in five regions nationwide: Oregon, Utah, Maryland, St. Louis, and Minnesota. This study aggregates data from seven Oregon health plans …

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OCPP Report: Oregon Should Turn to Health Industry to Fill Medicaid Budget Gap

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Oregon should turn to the health care industry to fill a looming budget hole in its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. The Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid, has benefitted much of the health care industry. So, it is fitting that the health care industry chip in more to support Oregon’s Medicaid program, allowing Oregonians to continue …

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