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What’s at Stake: States’ Progress on Health Coverage and Access to Care, 2013–2016

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/dec/states-progress-health-coverage-and-access

Abstract

  • Issue: Given uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, it is useful to examine the progress in coverage and access made under the law.
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House GOP warming to ObamaCare fix

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/371738-house-gop-warming-to-obamacare-fix

Key House Republicans are warming to a proposal aimed at bringing down ObamaCare premiums, raising the chances of legislative action this year to stabilize the health-care law. 781 more words

The erosion of worker compensation

https://www.axios.com/the-erosion-of-worker-compensation-1516915779-5de48fc9-bfe8-4577-88e0-4e9b46591af3.html

Corporate profits have dramatically outpaced wages and health benefits since the turn of the century, leaving workers on the hook for more of their health care costs even as their purchasing power falls, according to a review of federal data. 517 more words

The Costs of Chronic Conditions

A Croakey article, “Out of Pocket Costs: a Critical Health Issue to Watch in 2018” floated past my Twitter stream this week.

It is clear that out of pocket costs are a significant health equity and public health concern; a 

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Chronic Conditions

Under Obamacare, Out-Of-Pocket Costs Dropped But Premiums Rose, Study Finds

http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/01/23/obamacare-household-spending

Passing the Affordable Care Act was always much more about extending coverage than cutting costs. Still, as the landmark law faces one challenge after another, new data are giving a better picture of how the law has played out. 811 more words