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Category Archives: Health Care Policy

FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

A look at Accountable Care Organizations and what they mean for patients and physicians.

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Insurance, Not Injuries, May Determine Who Goes To Trauma Centers

A Stanford University study found that hospitals are less likely to transfer critically injured patients to trauma centers if they have health insurance.

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The Health Law’s ’3 Rs’ For Insurers: A Bailout Or Necessary Safeguards?

Frequently asked questions about the health law’s “three Rs” — risk corridors, reinsurance, and risk adjustment.

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Congress Is Poised to Change Medicare Payment Policy

Answers to frequently asked questions about how Medicare payment policy changes could affect doctors and patients.

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Former HHS Head Offers His Take On Health Law’s Problems

An interview with Michael Leavitt about the rollout of healthcare.gov.

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A U.S. Medical Student’s Experience in Germany

An American medical student compares his experience with the German health care system to health care in the U.S.

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The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion and Residency Programs

Future residency and physician opportunities may grow or shrink depending on a state’s decision to expand Medicaid as a result of the ACA.

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Many Consumers with High-Deductible Plans Are Concerned about Health Law Changes

Will high deductible plans still be a possibility with the ACA?

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GAO Report Points to Challenges in Setting Up Federal Health Insurance Marketplaces

What is delaying health insurance marketplaces?

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Three Major Themes In U.S. Health Care Spending

Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Julie Appleby examines the factors driving the $2.6 trillion in annual health care spending in the U.S.

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