Public's negative opinion of ACA at 47%; HHS Secretary Burwell says ACA is about progress;

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> Public opinion of the Affordable Care Act remains negative, with 47 percent holding an unfavorable view of the healthcare reform law, according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Thirty-five percent are in favor of the ACA. Poll

> Vermont's second-largest hospital, Rutland Regional Medical Center, claims high out-of-pocket costs for some health plans contribute to its debt, reports The hospital's uncollectable accounts will grow by $729,151 this year. Article

>  The ACA is working, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Burwell told a university audience that the ACA is about making progress and not fighting battles, reports Reuters. Article

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> Emergency room visits are on the rise in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a nationwide study conducted by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). Article

>  United States hospitals have the highest administrative costs in the world, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Article

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