Friday, November 22, 2013

Doctors fees cut; Sticker shock; State performance; Republicans obstructionism; +

1) Doctors fees cut

Wall Street Journal // Christopher Weaver and Melinda Beck

2) Sticker shock

Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) 22 Nov 13:

Once people get in... RT @alisonannyoung: Health pricing in exchanges causes sticker shock via @USATODAY

3) State performance

a) Commonwealth Fund (@commonwealthfnd)
New blog post from @SaraCollins_ & Tracy Garber provides an update on #healthinsurance marketplace enrollment

b) Sarah Kliff
How good is your state at Obamacare? Our graphics dept. built this awesome tool to explain. 
States with their own exchanges did best. 

  Fast Track to Coverage: Facilitating Enrollment of Eligible People into the Medicaid Expansion

Politico // Edward-Isaac Dovere

President Barack Obama’s attempted escape from the Obamacare rollout is all about Republican obstructionism.

5) Insurers maybe sued

Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein)
No win: Insurers May Be Sued If They Accept Obamacare ‘Fix’… via @nationaljournal @sam_baker

6) Deadline extended

Sarah Kliff @sarahkliff
News on today's HHS call: The agency is extending deadline for buying January coverage from December 15 to December 23.

7)  Sarah Lueck explained why the Administration’s approach to health policy cancellations is preferable to Senate and House proposals.

 Alliance for Health Reform Session on Marketplaces

This session had the following speakers
Sara Collins, Commonwealth Fund,
Mila Kofman, executive director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, 
Dan Schuyler, director of exchange technology at Leavitt Partners, 
Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, 
Katy Caldwell, executive director of Legacy Community Health Services, a federally-qualified health center

This link provides slides presented.  In a few days, the site will have a video file of the event.   There is also extensive background material on this link.

Maryland Health Connection November 22 UPDATE

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