Matt Bevin's anti-ACA rhetoric cools off; Obama says misinformation scaring off exchange customers;

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> Kentucky Governor-Elect Matt Bevin has already started to ease back on his vow to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the state, Politico reports, which may offer a preview of the political realities that a Republican president would face. Article

> Blogging for the Washington Post, Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, cites his organization's previous opinion polls to point out that contrary to common belief, many Republicans in non-Medicaid expansion states have said they would support expanding the program. Blog post

> President Barack Obama said during a conference call Wednesday with Affordable Care Act enrollment volunteers and assistants that "misinformation" fueled by the debate over the ACA may have scared off potential health insurance applicants, The Hill reports. Article

Health IT News

> Many Americans lack access to and knowledge of digital tools such as text and email reminders that can boost communication efforts with their healthcare providers, a new survey by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and the Bipartisan Policy Center finds. Article

Practice Management News

> Although last spring's Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act rescued physicians who accept Medicare from a 21 percent pay cut under the sustainable growth rate formula, doctors will see a small pay cut in 2016--rather than the promised 0.5 percent raise. Article

And finally… Now that's dedication. Article

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