What’s New in Health Care Reform

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Uninsured face higher penalty, more states improved over time on health measures, labor supply to decrease by 2025 thanks to Affordable Care Act, health spending in U.S. topped $3 trillion last year, and improving health and health care.

By Kelley Luedke • December 9, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Obamacare repeal, Obamacare insurer complaints grow, UnitedHealth announcement impact on hospitals, health care mergers, and Affordable Care Act problems.

By Kelley Luedke • December 2, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Effects of end of Medicare bonus program, Pfizer and Allergan merger, easier health insurance shopping, UnitedHealth Group thinking of pulling its insurance from online exchanges in 2017, and fewer insurance choices for low-income seniors.

By Kelley Luedke • November 25, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: New health plans for diabetes care, high deductibles affect health law insurance, direct-pay health care, silver-level plans offer poor access to HIV drugs, and Obamacare doesn’t help those who want to quit smoking.

By Kelley Luedke • November 18, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: More than half of Affordable Care Act co-ops out of insurance marketplaces, cheaper health insurance and wages, Affordable Care Act starts on time, budgets set back key health care bills, and shopping around on HealthCare.gov.

By Kelley Luedke • November 4, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Affordable Care Act errors in coverage and payments, health care premiums expected to rise, federal health insurance site opens Nov. 1, legislation repeals health reform provisions, and health plans without in-network doctors for key specialities.

By Kelley Luedke • October 27, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Looming tax on high-end health plans, little growth predicted on health exchanges, costs rise for uninsured, employers can accelerate health care reform, and many low-income workers say no to health insurance.

By Kelley Luedke • October 21, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Makeover for HealthCare.gov, insurance dropouts, using laboratory data to improve utilization, medical prices higher in areas where large doctor groups dominate, and U.S. spending on health care.

By Kelley Luedke • October 14, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Chronically ill patients pay more in Obamacare plans than employer coverage, Obamacare premiums rise in 14 cities, hospitals lead in health care job growth, physician employment, and seeking ways to limit increase in Medicare premiums.

By Kelley Luedke • October 7, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Health care costs rise again, high deductibles more common in exchanges, HealthCare.gov faulted for weak cybersecurity, patient engagement key to health care reform, and managing higher medical deductibles.

By Kelley Luedke • September 30, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Drug reform bill, number of Americans lacking health insurance dropped in 2014, out-of-pocket costs, military health care reform, and Americans more conservative about health care.

By Kelley Luedke • September 23, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Health care preparedness, health insurance mergers, health care as a moral responsibility, legislation proposed to reform mental health care, and physicians in the health reform conversation.

By Kelley Luedke • September 16, 2015

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Health care as a moral issue, paying doctors for performance, why millennials avoid seeing doctors, physician leaders accept health care reform but wary about future, and consumers using alternative sources for health insurance coverage.

By Kelley Luedke • September 9, 2015