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Census survey changes could hide ACA effects

The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the  New York Times.

Uninsured drops three-fold in ACA-friendly states

States expanding Medicaid while also operating their own health insurance exchanges experienced a larger drop in the uninsured rate compared to states that ignored these Affordable Care Act measures, a new Gallup poll shows.

Census survey changes may hide reform law effects

The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times.

Current ACA challenge: Understanding contracts

Only months into Affordable Care Act implementation, one of the biggest remaining challenges for physician practices is understanding contracts with new health exchange plans, noted consultant Mary Pat Whaley in a recent  Manage   My Practice  blog post.

CBO: Healthcare reform will cost $100B less than expected

Health insurance premiums will be lower than expected for the next few years. Therefore, the Congressional Budget Office revised its estimated cost of the Affordable Care Act to $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years--a decrease of about $100 billion.

Seasonal employees may lose coverage

Thousands of variable-hour employees--workers whose hours change on a weekly or seasonal basis--could soon lose their healthcare benefits, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Sebelius decided to leave post after 2012 election

Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Sunday in a televised interview that the timeline for rolling out HealthCare.gov was wrong and the technical glitches that plagued the website were the lowest point of her five-year tenure.

Insurers keep watchful eye on costly diabetic members

Now more than ever insurers are monitoring their diabetic patients to ensure they don't miss appointments or forget to fill up prescriptions, reports the Associated Press.

President Obama nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new HHS secretary

President Barack Obama this morning nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius exits as reform moves forward

Kathleen Sebelius--the public face of the botched HealthCare.gov rollout-- is stepping down from her post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, according to multiple news outlets.