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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, February 19, 2018
 
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Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
Politico • Dan Diamond
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering Health • Liz Seegert
Insurers Predict Stable 2018 Obamacare Marketplace
Forbes • Bruce Japsen, Contributor
Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate
The Hill • Jessie Hellman
Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’
The New York Times • Paul Krugman
New Health Secretary Faces First Test as Idaho Skirts Federal Law
The New York Times • Robert Pear
The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility and Financing for Healthcare Plans and Providers
The National Law Review • Hampton Llp, Mullin, Richter, Sheppard
Va. Republican opens door to Medicaid expansion
The Hill • Nathaniel Weixel
Azar Grilled on Idaho's Defiance of ACA
MedPage Today • Shannon Firth
 
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Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
PoliticoDan Diamond
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Pulse will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Pulse newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20. TRUMP PUSHING MENTAL HEALTH REFORM AFTER MASS SHOOTING — The president said that Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering HealthLiz Seegert
Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy...
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Insurers Predict Stable 2018 Obamacare Marketplace
ForbesBruce Japsen, Contributor
Health insurers that continue to sell individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act are forecasting a stable market on public exchanges this year after a rocky 2017 that had the law under attack. Molina Healthcare was the latest major health insurer to...
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Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate
The HillJessie Hellman
Business groups are pressing Congress to repeal ObamaCare's employer mandate to offer health insurance to their workers, but getting Republicans to act on the issue will likely be an uphill battle. After repealing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate in December,...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’
The New York TimesPaul Krugman
Over the past couple of months Republicans have passed or proposed three big budget initiatives. First, they enacted a springtime-for-plutocrats tax cut that will shower huge benefits on the wealthy while offering a few crumbs for ordinary families — crumbs that will...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance
New Health Secretary Faces First Test as Idaho Skirts Federal Law
The New York TimesRobert Pear
WASHINGTON — Alex M. Azar II, the new secretary of health and human services, said Thursday that he would closely scrutinize a plan by Idaho to allow the sale of insurance that does not comply with the Affordable Care Act, an early...
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The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility and Financing for Healthcare Plans and Providers
The National Law ReviewHampton Llp, Mullin, Richter, Sheppard
On Friday, February 9, 2018, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Budget”), a two-year budget which, in significant part, made substantial revisions to Medicare, including the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Such revisions include: i. the addition of non-medical...
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Affordable Care Act, Medicaid
Va. Republican opens door to Medicaid expansion
The HillNathaniel Weixel
A legislator from a rural district in Virginia on Thursday became the first Republican in the state to explicitly call for Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare. The support of Del. Terry Kilgore (R), chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, boosts the...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Azar Grilled on Idaho's Defiance of ACA
MedPage TodayShannon Firth
WASHINGTON -- Newly confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, JD, tiptoed around the issue of states openly flouting Obamacare's rules during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. Democrats pressed Azar to defend the Affordable Care Act,...
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