Supreme Court will likely uphold health reform; Age-adjusted death rates dropped 60%;

> As the Affordable Care Act turns two years old today, an evaluation of lower court rulings by conservative judges and subtle clues from individual justices suggest the Supreme Court is likely to uphold the health reform law, according to Reuters. Article

>In New Jersey, Community Healthcare Associates is the highest bidder to purchase Christ Hospital in Jersey City, reported The Jersey Journal. CHA plans to lease the facility to Jersey City Medical Center. Article

> Age-adjusted mortality rates dropped roughly 60 percent over the past 75 years,  a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded. According to the CDC, reductions in deaths and death rates often are used to gauge the success of public health initiatives. Report

> Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program now can buy reinsurance to mitigate risks through HCP National plan, the company announced today. Press release

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