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Health insurance news is important to every American, so we have created a comprehensive, tailored daily digest on the topic. This Wiser email is delivered daily and contains the best health insurance articles on the web so that you can stay informed. Health insurance covers the medical and surgical expenses of its customers. It is a business model that spreads the cost of healthcare across a wide group of people and over a long period of time. The health care system in the United States is largely built on this model of private health insurance, although there are also substantial initiatives to provide health coverage for the elderly and others that do not have insurance. The industry is currently dealing with pressures including increased demand, partly fueled by an aging population. New and more expensive treatments and technologies are also putting a strain on prices, as is the increased use of diagnostic testing. Whether you are a healthcare professional, you work in the insurance industry, or you are simply concerned about your own plan, the daily health insurance news email from Wiser is your best source of information.

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Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common Dreams • Jenna
The purpose of the Republican health care...
MSNBC • Steve Benen
A bipartisan group of governors just blasted the new Republican healthcare bill — and it has a key addition
Business Insider • Bob Bryan
Trump Said to Back Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Bloomberg
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street Journal • Anna Wilde Mathews
Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever
Los Angeles Times • Scott Lemieux
The Latest: Pence says White House 'all in' on repeal
ABC News • The
Experts Available on Latest ACA Repeal Effort
Newswise: SciNews • Northwestern University
Workers see small bump in premiums for job-based health insurance
CNN • Tami Luhby
Archway Examines the Impact of Bundled Payments Ahead of Expected New CMS Programs
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Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common DreamsJenna
WASHINGTON - National Nurses United today condemned the renewed effort by Republicans in the United States Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and deny healthcare to millions of low and middle-income Americans. “This last ditch attempt to repeal the ACA poses...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
The purpose of the Republican health care...
MSNBCSteve Benen
When Democrats originally tackled health care reform in 2009, there was no great mystery surrounding their motivations. As we discussed several months ago, Dems in Congress and the White House identified some key systemic problems – too many Americans lacked basic health...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
A bipartisan group of governors just blasted the new Republican healthcare bill — and it has a key addition
Business InsiderBob Bryan
A bipartisan group of 10 governors on Tuesday attacked the latest Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a strongly worded letter to Senate leaders. The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Trump Said to Back Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Bloomberg
Bloomberg’s Kevin Whitelaw discusses the battle in Congress over health care reform. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Economic Policy, Health Care Costs
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street JournalAnna Wilde Mathews
The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed toward $19,000 for a family plan this year, while the share of firms providing insurance to workers continued to edge lower, according to a major survey. Annual premiums rose 3% to $18,764...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever
Los Angeles TimesScott Lemieux
Like the villain in a slasher movie, Senate Republicans keep coming for the health insurance of tens of millions of Americans. After Sen. John McCain’s dramatic “no” vote seemed to finish off this year’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
The Latest: Pence says White House 'all in' on repeal
ABC NewsThe
The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 1:26 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack...
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Barack Obama, Colleges & Universities
Experts Available on Latest ACA Repeal Effort
Newswise: SciNewsNorthwestern University
Newswise — EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University experts are available to comment on the Graham-Cassidy bill moving through the Senate as the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a simple majority before the end of the month. Craig Garthwaite...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Workers see small bump in premiums for job-based health insurance
CNNTami Luhby
Americans who get their health insurance through their jobs were largely shielded from premium increases yet again this year, a new study has found. That's in stark contrast to the hefty rate hikes found on the Obamacare exchanges. Annual premiums for work-based...
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Archway Examines the Impact of Bundled Payments Ahead of Expected New CMS Programs
BusinessWire
WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a survey conducted by Archway Health – a Boston-based firm specializing in managing bundled payments programs – participation in bundled payments has improved the quality of care, and anticipation and preparation for new programs remains high. The survey...
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