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Key Elements Of Health Care Reform Take Effect With New Year

Key elements of the health care reform bill

Key elements of the health care reform bill

Congressional Democrats released a final version of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul bill in ... for low-income people. Mandate takes effect in 2014. INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS: Starting this year, insurers would be forbidden from placing ...

U.S. employers expect 4% rise in health care costs in 2015

U.S. employers expect 4% rise in health care costs in 2015IFA Web News

U.S. employers expect 4% rise in health care costs in 2015

Despite this cost trend, most (83%) employers consider health benefits an important element of their employee value ... visits to improve access and efficiency of care delivery. Another key tactic is new payment approaches that hold providers accountable ...

Independence of External Reviewers Key Part of US Health Reform for Insurers

Independence of External Reviewers Key Part of US Health Reform for Insurers

As new claim and appeal rules for plans take effect as part of U.S. health care reform, consumer advocates say the independence of health insurers' outside medical reviewers is key. Starting Sept ... day of their coming plan year, Fensholt said.

GOP Sens Threaten To Block Key Element Of Health Care Law -- And They Can

GOP Sens Threaten To Block Key Element Of Health Care Law -- And They Can

IPAB will be tasked with implementing new ways to reduce Medicare spending, and, though its powers are limited in several key ways-- for instance, it's explicitly forbidden to "ration" health care -- its recommendations take effect almost automatically.

The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

I cited an independent study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which estimated that non-adherence costs the U.S. health care system $105 billion each year. Today, I want to address the unfulfilled promise of health care reform for many ...

Health care reform: 15 key questions

Health care reform: 15 key questions

What are the key elements ... about the congressional elections next year? Health care will be a critical issue -- second only to jobs -- in the 2010 elections. Any reform bill that passes will not have taken effect yet, but everyone will have strong ...

Health Care Reform Ain't Over

Health Care Reform Ain't Over

It doesn't mean that efforts to create a new health care infrastructure ... ruled that the individual mandate, a key element of the health care reform bill Congress passed and President Obama signed into law last year, is unconstitutional is one of the ...

White House delays key element of health care law

White House delays key element of health care law

WASHINGTON " President Barack Obama’s health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep. On Tuesday, the administration unexpectedly announced a one-year ... supposed to take effect Jan ...

Politics of Economy May Affect Health Care Policy

Politics of Economy May Affect Health Care Policy

The state is on track to be the first to set up a health insurance exchange since the overhaul's passage, and the Legislature has advanced other key bills regulating insurer behavior. However, efforts to roll out new health care ... reform law to take ...

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