Key business groups oppose Medicare Advantage rate cut; HHS under fire for taking more money to fund;

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> With subsidies for health insurance at stake in King v. Burwell, the NAACP and state Democratic leaders are pushing for North Carolina to accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, WRAL reported. Article

> The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to "restore vital reimbursement levels" to Medicare Advantage plans. CMS has proposed a 0.95 decrease in MA reimbursement rates for the 2016 plan year. Statement

> The Department of Health and Human Services is under fire from Republican lawmakers for moving millions of dollars from the budgets of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to pay for, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

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> The Affordable Care Act--and hospital-based programs intended to enroll patients in newly available health insurance plans--have been a boon to bottom lines of publicly traded hospital chains. Article

> The healthcare industry is banking on continued growth in the coming years. So, apparently, are investors. Article

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