ACA funding likely to be part of budget battle; Employers may shift retirees onto exchanges;

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> As negotiations with the GOP-controlled House of Representatives and the Obama administration over the budget drag on, it's becoming increasingly clear funding for the Affordable Care Act will become part of the debate. Article

> A new survey by the National Business Group on Health suggests that large employers will seriously consider cutting their retiree healthcare costs by moving them onto the healthcare exchanges. Article

> As many as 26 hospitals in rural South Dakota would lose funding under the recent federal proposal to alter financing for critical access hospitals. Article

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> When it comes to making Medicare payments to physicians available to the public, the physician leadership community has deeply divided opinions, according to a new poll from the American College of Physician Executives. Article

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> Close to 30 percent of hospital CIOs polled this month by healthsystemCIO.com expressed worry that trying to negotiate lower costs with technology vendors has the potential to negatively impact future services. Article

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