Pharmacies want Medicare to pay for immunizing seniors; ACA repeal could mean big long-term savings;

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> As the nation's retail pharmacies move deeper into the business of providing healthcare services, they now want Medicare to pay pharmacists to immunize the nation's seniors, according to a contributed post published by Forbes. Post

> A GOP-led effort to repeal the biggest parts of the Affordable Care Act would cost about $42 billion less than previously expected, saving more than a half-trillion dollars over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Report

> Consumers and businesses across Massachusetts will have to pay more for healthcare in 2016, as insurance rates rise at a faster clip and some premiums soar by double digit rates, The Boston Globe reports. Article

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> Critically ill patients' families are happier and the patients themselves do better when hospitals ease their restrictions on who can visit the patients and when, according to the results of a survey published in the American Journal of Critical Care. Article

Health IT News

> Current federal reimbursement policies for health IT could be stifling development and innovation of new tools, according to a Bain Capital investor. Article

And finally… Oh, how times have changed. Article