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: High costs impact Obamacare enrollment, cancer patients affected in health law, insurers lose billions on Obamacare plans, surge in Medicare Advantage sign-ups, and top hospitals likely available on a marketplace plan.

By Andy Tofilon • February 17, 2016

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 gets extra sign-up period, Obama budget covers medical research, decrease in uninsured in several states, immigration reform to help reach universal health coverage, and high health care deductibles.

By Andy Tofilon • February 10, 2016

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: Obama seeks more than $1 billion to fight opioid abuse, cancer moonshot task force, Medicare big-data experiment, Affordable Care Act’s third enrollment season closes, and telemedicine advances.

By Kelley Luedke • February 3, 2016

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 subsidies more popular than Medicaid, health care fines for uninsured, federal spending on health programs to increase, simplified Medicaid sign-ups, and inpatient services fall at hospitals.

By Kelley Luedke • January 27, 2016

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: Executive action for cancer initiative, marketplace customers spend 25% of income on health expenses, replacing Obamacare, U.S. toughens rules for latecomers enrolling in health care act, and UnitedHealth loses millions on ACA exchange.

By Kelley Luedke • January 20, 2016

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: Medicare expands care for 8.9M beneficiaries, ObamaCare costs will increase for many, Obama vetoes to repeal health care law, health insurance premiums rising, and ObamaCare enrollment passes 11.3M mark.

By Kelley Luedke • January 13, 2016

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: Penalties more affordable than insurance, Obamacare individuals mandate working, insured can face crushing medical debt, Obamacare details Healthcare.gov renewals, and Medicare changing in 2016.

By Kelley Luedke • January 6, 2016

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 issues extension for employers, 2015 year of health care mergers and acquisitions, new health programs for elderly, 1 million more insurance customers under age 35, and 2 million current ACA enrollees have coverage automatically renewed.

By Kelley Luedke • December 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: Value in medical care, increased out-of-network costs, HealthCare.gov enrollment surges, surge in prescription costs, and Medicare slow to adopt telemedicine.

By Kelley Luedke • December 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: Obamacare tax delay, new laws to ease doctor shortage, thousands of pharmacies join ObamaCare sign-up efforts, National Institutes of Health gets an increase in funding, multi-state health plans unavailable in many states.

By Kelley Luedke • December 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: 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