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  • Health Entitlement Spending: A Growing Threat

    With another presidential election on the horizon, the perennial debate over reforming federal entitlement programs has already begun to resurface. Policy prescriptions are bound to vary along the political spectrum, but failing to come to agreement and act will threaten our long-term fiscal health.

  • Hospital consolidation has dramatically increased in recent years, and studies have shown that hospital mergers and acquisitions result in rising prices, less competition and an increase in hospital negotiating power. Are health care “goliaths” increasingly dictating the prices and premiums we pay?

  • HealthNow New York is sponsoring a program to bring professional athletes into schools to demonstrate the importance of physical fitness. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released survey results showing that e-cigarette use is high among teens.

  • The Obama administration is poised to fundamentally change how we pay for health care in this country. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal that by 2018 half of Medicare’s payments to health care providers will be based on the quality of the care delivered, not the number of services provided.

  • Uncontrolled pediatric asthma accounts for over 600,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. each year and is responsible for the highest total costs of any preventable pediatric hospitalizations.

  • A new challenge to the ACA is headed to the Supreme Court on March 4th, and the decision will determine the fate of federal health insurance subsidies in the 34 states that opted not to set up their own exchanges.

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February 2015

Children's Asthma Management: Partnering to Improve Clinical Training

Uncontrolled pediatric asthma accounts for over 600,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. each year and is responsible for the highest total costs...

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October 2014

Meeting the Demand for Primary Care: Nurse Practitioners Answer the Call
Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that...

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October 2014

Valuing Physician Work in Medicare: Time for a Change
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)—a small panel of medical professionals whose recommendations have considerable influence over Medicare...

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September 2014

Preventing Early Childhood Obesity in North Carolina
More than 8 percent of two- to five-year-olds are obese, and another 23 percent are overweight and at substantial risk of becoming obese by the eighth grade...

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May 2014

What to Expect for 2015 ACA Premiums: An Actuary Opens the Black Box
As health plans begin to file preliminary rates for their 2015 exchange offerings, discussion is already heating up about where premiums are headed next year...

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March 2014

Born Too Early: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Reducing Early Elective Deliveries
Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical...

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