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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
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Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street Journal • Anna Wilde Mathews
Social ImpactVoice: Funding For Medically Tailored Meals Saves Lives And Money
Forbes • God's Love We Deliver, Social Impactvoice
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
The New York Times • Reed Abelson
Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year
Health Affairs • Health Affairs
In Stark Contrast To ACA Plans, Premiums For Job-Based Coverage Show Modest Rise
Kaiser Health News • Kaiser Health News, Phil Galewitz
GOP senator eyes ban on states’ single-payer systems
The Hill • Mallory Shelbourne
Where Things Stand With The Senate's Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Push
Talking Points Memo • Alice Ollstein
To foster health information exchange, revise HIPAA and HITECH
Brookings Institution • Niam Yaraghi
What We Talk About When We Talk About Single Payer
Health Affairs • Signe Peterson Flieger
Robert Powell: What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach
MarketWatch • Robert Powell
 
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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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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Social ImpactVoice: Funding For Medically Tailored Meals Saves Lives And Money
ForbesGod's Love We Deliver, Social Impactvoice
The idea that “Food is Medicine” is familiar as a lifestyle concept. We often hear about food’s ability to heal: eating fish improves rheumatoid arthritis, breastfeeding will save hundreds of thousands of lives, drinking green tea prevents an array of diseases. Yet...
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Economic Policy, Finance
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
The New York TimesReed Abelson
In sharp contrast to the soaring health insurance premiums in many Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the cost of coverage for the vast numbers of people who get insurance through their jobs rose relatively little this year, continuing a period of remarkable stability...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year
Health AffairsHealth Affairs
In 2017, some 151 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage. According to the nineteenth annual Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey, annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 3 percent...
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Economic Policy, Health Care Costs
In Stark Contrast To ACA Plans, Premiums For Job-Based Coverage Show Modest Rise
Kaiser Health NewsKaiser Health News, Phil Galewitz
Employers report the sixth consecutive year of small increases, but workers at small firms feel the biggest pinch, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
GOP senator eyes ban on states’ single-payer systems
The HillMallory Shelbourne
Republican Sen. John Kennedy (La.) is reportedly eyeing a ban on state single-payer health care systems in the new GOP ObamaCare repeal bill. "I think a single-payer system is a bad idea," the senator said Monday in comments reported by The Washington...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Where Things Stand With The Senate's Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Push
Talking Points MemoAlice Ollstein
They’re close, but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. With less than two weeks left on the clock to repeal Obamacare with only 50 votes, Senate Republicans are still scrambling to win over several wavering members of the GOP caucus....
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Banking, Electronic Health Records
To foster health information exchange, revise HIPAA and HITECH
Brookings InstitutionNiam Yaraghi
We know that when patients are provided with access to their medical records, they feel more in control of their care, better understand their health conditions and their care plans, prepare for their visits, and adhere more to their medications. Despite patient...
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Barack Obama, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
What We Talk About When We Talk About Single Payer
Health AffairsSigne Peterson Flieger
There appears to be growing momentum on the left for a move toward single-payer health care. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared that while President Barack Obama took an important first step, “Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step...
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Finance, Medicare
Robert Powell: What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach
MarketWatchRobert Powell
Matt Cardy Millions of people, roughly 143 million Americans, were affected by the Equifax EFX, -1.27% data breach. And some of those millions were retirees. The internet is filled with advice today about what consumers should do now. But are there things...
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