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    Health Insurance Provider Networks

    Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether…

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    Health Insurance Premiums in 2015

    Panelists talked about factors influencing health insurance insurance premiums, state and federal regulatory roles in reviewing rates, and what could be expected in 2015. Jonathan Gruber,…

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    Health Centers and Health Coverage Expansion

    Speakers talked about the findings from the Commonwealth Fund study on the state of community health centers. They offered recommendations for improving technology, revenue streams,…

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    State Medicaid Expansion

    Panelists talked about state Medicaid expansion, including the federal waiver process, and the scope of state approaches. Panelists focused on Michigan and Arkansas, two states that…

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    Health Care Spending

    Panelists talked about both long-term overall health care spending and spending on programs such as medicare. They also proposed solutions for slowing down spending on both.

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    Medicare Patients to Hospitals

    Health care executives talked about admission policies for Medicare patients in hospitals. The panelists focused on what happens when patients are give “observation status”…

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    Alliance for Health Reform on Health Insurance Marketplaces

    Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform led a panel discussion on the overall user experience with health insurance exchanges, including a look at a recent consumer survey conducted by…

    686 views
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    Price Caps and Health Costs

    The Alliance for Health Reform held a panel discussion with health insurance professionals about health care costs. Specifically, panelists asseessed health care price caps and the use…

    747 views
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    Telehealth and Telemedicine

    Telemedicine officials from the government and from medical facilities from around the country talked about ways to save money and time, and to make health care more accessible through…

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    Disasters and Public Health Preparedness

    Panelists talked about the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies and explained how their agencies were coping with budget reductions and current emergency…

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    Health Insurance Exchanges

    Panelists talked about two state health exchanges and discussed the results of a study of state-based insurance exchanges. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets October…

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    Rural Health Care

    Panelists talked about challenges rural communities face in accessing health care coverage. They focused on federal initiatives to enhance health care access and an effort to hire and…

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    Medicare Cost Reduction

    Panelists detailed new proposals to lower federal Medicare spending through cost sharing. Plans included streamlining deductibles, combining Medicare’s Part A on hospital…

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    Mental Health Care Coverage

    Mental health experts and advocates talked about the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the health care law, on mental health care coverage, behavioral health care organizations,…

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    Medicare Advantage Program

    Medical and health policy experts talked about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program, a health plan offered by private companies that contract with…

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    Worker Wellness Programs

    Health care policy experts debated the impact of a new government regulation, beginning in 2014, that allow employers to offer workers who participate in wellness programs up to 30 percent…

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    Medicare Policy

    Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the…

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    Health Care Costs

    Panelists talked about health spending and the potential for costs to increase as the population ages. Panelists argued that stabilizing health spending and targeting it in ways that…

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    Medicare Eligibility Age

    Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation…

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    Oral Health Care Access

    Panelists talked about the need for increased public access to oral health care, and the relationship between dental problems and overall physical health. Some of the topics they…

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