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Hospital Distress to Grow If Congress Closes Door to Muni Market

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-08/hospital-distress-to-grow-if-congress-closes-door-to-muni-market

  • Small, lower-rated facilites could see costs rise 1-2 percent

  • At least 26 non-profit hospitals already in default, distress

As Congress moves to assemble the final version of its tax plan, projects like Spooner, Wisconsin’s 20-bed hospital hang in the balance. 803 more words

JAMA Forum: Supporting Family Caregivers, One State at a Time: The CARE Act

Question: With the US Congress apparently unable to advance federal policies, except for a tax reform bill, how do we move forward the policies needed for improving health and health care, while reducing costs? 965 more words

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Actuaries warn of premium increases from repealing ObamaCare mandate

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/364514-actuaries-warn-of-premium-increases-from-repealing-obamacare-mandate

A group of insurance experts is warning Congress against repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate, saying the move would raise premiums and could cause insurers to drop out of the market. 266 more words

House GOP unveils package to delay ObamaCare taxes

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/364501-house-gop-unveils-package-delaying-obamacare-taxes

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a package of bills to delay a range of ObamaCare taxes, which could be acted on later this month. 227 more words

Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it. 978 more words