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    Discussion on Health Care Coverage

    Health care insurance policy experts talked about various health insurance plans available to consumers amid changes due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Topics included health literacy,…

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    Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

    The Alliance for Health Reform hosted a discussion on health care insurance enrollment. Panelists talked about coverage trends from the previous open enrollment period, including who…

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    Health Care Costs

    Health care analysts and industry leaders talked about new programs and strategies to lower health care costs. They also discussed whether the Affordable Care Act played a role in the…

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    Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate

    Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for…

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    Health Care Law Basics

    Panelists talked about the basics of the Affordable Care Act, its implementation, and legal challenges to some of the law’s provisions. . Specific topics addressed included…

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    Health Insurance Marketplaces

    Panelists talked about the opening of the second annual open enrollment period for health care plans at the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare.gov website. They focused on…

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    Health Care Provider Networks

    The Alliance for Health Reform held a briefing for reporters about “narrow networks,” health care plans with smaller provider ranks than the competition, and their ability to…

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    Health Insurance Navigators and Brokers

    Panelists talked about the roles of navigators, in-person assistants, and brokers in helping Americans purchase health insurance through both federal and state health insurance…

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    Prison Health Care, Corrections Officials Panel

    Corrections officials talked about the challenges in providing health care services to the growing population of inmates. Topics included using principles of managed care, including…

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    Prison Health Care, Former Inmates Panel

    Former inmates talked about the challenges of providing health care to prison populations. They shared their personal experiences with prison health care. One of the main topics…

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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…

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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…

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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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