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Finding the Melody

The plan to reform Medicaid will be sold on the single idea that the ACA’s expansion to cover ‘able-bodied adults’ jeopardizes the program designed to protect the ‘most vulnerable.’

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Look What We Found

The first element of the Republican health plan involves replacing individual mandates and the public exchanges with a  tax credit that helps people purchase their own insurance on the open market.

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Anyone? Anyone?

An advanceable, refundable, universal tax credit is the approach Republicans will use to provide health coverage for those who do not get it elsewhere.

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Emerging from the Cornstalks

A House Republican policy briefing outlines some specifics for the coming ‘repeal and replace’ legislation.

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45,000 Person Headache

The healthcare IT community gathers in Orlando next week to buy and sell and assess how our journey to an IT-enabled industry is coming along.

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The Neil Sedaka Blues

With rulings now in blocking the two big health plan mergers, various parties are looking to collect their break-up fees, and in one case, a lot more as well.

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We’ll Think About It

A coalition of physician groups published a 21-point plan asking payers to make their pre-authorization processes more fair, transparent and simple.

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Work With Me Here

In a straightforward ruling, the Court finds the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger to be anti-competitive and likely to raise prices.

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Good Jobs, Bad Jobs

A new study shows that low income workers, even with employer-provided insurance, utilize the most expensive, least cost effective healthcare services.

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Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow

The Republicans are learning that due to significant complexity and unforeseen interdependencies, changing the Affordable Care Act will be much harder than anticipated.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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