Nine Missouri health centers to boost primary healthcare services; Sutter Health looks to offer HMO in private exchange;

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> Based on data that finds an estimated seven million Americans gained health insurance in the last year, nine Missouri health centers announced that they will receive expanded resources to boost primary healthcare services in their local communities. Announcement

> Employers and Republican leaders question whether federal officials have the authority to change the rules regarding the limit on consumers' out-of-pocket spending. Critics worry the Obama administration is unfairly changing these rules that determine how such limits are applied, reports Kaiser Health News. Article

> Sutter Health plans to expand enrollment among small-business owners and has signed a contract to offer its HMO in the private insurance exchange CaliforniaChoice, reports the Sacramento Business Journal. Article

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> It's time to overhaul the current use of the work relative value units to determine how physicians are paid. Article

> There has been a long-running debate as to whether the Affordable Care Act is actually killing jobs, creating them or doing little at all. Article

And finally … You Only Pope Once. Article

 

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