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Maine Lawsuit to Have Ramifications for Key Enforcement Mechanism in Health Reform
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:17
A lawsuit filed in Maine seeks to counteract the state's ability to hold down insurance rate increases. The outcome could have wide ramifications for a key enforcement mechanism in health reform.

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Will Palliative Care Attract Converts?
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 15:42
A different approach to caring for the seriously and chronically ill - will it be part of health reform's makeover?

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Obama Administration Softens ACO Regulations in Response to Industry Concerns
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 13:05
The Obama administration has released final regulations for accountable care organizations that give industry less risk and more reward.

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For Some States, Health Reform Law is a Tether
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 13:26
States like Oregon and Vermont want to go much further than the law may allow them for now

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Obama Administration Ditches Long Term Care Element of Health Reform
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:50
The Obama administration is forced to give up on an element of the health reform law because of concerns about its financial sustainability.

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Want To Cut Costs in Medicaid? Integrate Care for Those Suffering From Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:47
The costs of care skyrocket for Medicaid patients who have substance abuse and mental health problems. The effort to control costs must start with individualized, integrated plans for these patients.

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Health Insurance Marketplace May be Widening
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:54
Private health insurance exchanges popping up

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Florida Sets Up Mini-Exchange for Small Businesses
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 07:09
Florida sets up a small insurance exchange for small businesses, but still opposes the health reform law.

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HHS Panel Recommends a Low Cost Target for Health Plans
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 13:53
"Essential health benefits" should be based on lower cost plans.

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Report: Increase in Income Over Past Decade Wiped Out By Increased Health Spending
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 07:19
Two researchers have found that the gains in income over the past decade have been wiped out by increased health spending.

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