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National Health Expenditure Projections, 2016-25: Price Increases, Aging Push Sector To 20 Percent Of Economy [Web First]

Under current law, national health expenditures are projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent for 2016–25 and represent 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025. For 2016, national health expenditure growth i

15 February 2017 | 8:30 pm

First Steps Of Repeal, Replace, And Repair [Web First]

The United States has never experienced a sea change in national health policy like that which occurred in early 2017.

13 February 2017 | 8:30 pm

Grandfathered, Grandmothered, And ACA-Compliant Health Plans Have Equivalent Premiums [Insurance & The ACA]

Many small employers offer employees health plans that are not fully compliant with Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions such as covering preventive services without cost sharing. These "grandfathered" and "grandmothered" plans accounted for about

6 February 2017 | 8:00 pm

Projected Coding Intensity In Medicare Advantage Could Increase Medicare Spending By $200 Billion Over Ten Years [Medicare Advantage]

Over the past decade, the average risk score for Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees has risen steadily relative to that for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, by approximately 1.5 percent per year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se

6 February 2017 | 8:00 pm

Nudging Leads Consumers In Colorado To Shop But Not Switch ACA Marketplace Plans [Insurance & The ACA]

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dramatically expanded the use of regulated marketplaces in health insurance, but consumers often fail to shop for plans during open enrollment periods. Typically these consumers are automatically reenrolled in their o

6 February 2017 | 8:00 pm