CBO estimates ACA repeal bill would save $130B; Report compares Cadillac tax to cap on tax exclusion;

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> Advocates want the Oregon Insurance Division to alter its current policy that does not categorize pregnancy as a qualifying life event that would allow women to sign up for coverage outside of the standard enrollment period, according to the Lund Report. Article

> The Congressional Budget Office estimates a bill in the House of Representatives that would repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act has the potential to cut the federal budget deficits by about $130 billion from 2016 through 2025. Report

> A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compares the effects of a cap on the tax-free status of employer and employee contributions to health insurance premiums with the financial impact of the controversial Cadillac tax. Report

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> Stereotyping patients according to their age, race, weight, socioeconomic status, gender or other factors can have negative impacts on their health, according to new research. Article

> Lowering the threshold for admitting sepsis patients to the ICU from the emergency department lowers mortality, lengths of ICU stays and transfers from intermediate care to intensive care, according to new research. Article

And finally… Putting his foot in his mouth. Article

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