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Hidden good news in the BCBS-NC filing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina just filed their initial rates for the ACA individual market for 2018. The headline will be that they are asking for a 22.9% average rate increase. 182 more words

Health Policy

Summarizing the AHCA CBO score

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  The AHCA is the bill that passed the House that is a combination repeal of significant elements of the Affordable Care Act, partial replacement of some of the health care provisions, and a major tax cut.   235 more words

Health Policy

Meet the Next Generation ACO Cohort

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

As announced in ‘Next Generation ACOs: A Deep Dive Serieswe’re launching a multimedia (blog, internet radio, social media and community… 425 more words

Health Reform

On Thriving - Part 3

This will be my last ideological post for a while, I promise. Let me issue a warning: it is going to start out sounding bitter. It is going to continue to sound bitter through much of the post. 2,123 more words

Health Care

Opt-out plans and the AHCA framework

There has been talk that the Senate is talking about auto-enrollment as the Senate Republican caucus is chewing over the AHCA bill that the House passed. 423 more words

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House Passes AHCA; Senate Says “Not So Fast”

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-213. No Democrats supported the bill and 20 Republicans voted against it. 709 more words

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