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How Trumpcare affects optometryThe American Health Care Act (AHCA)—or Trumpcare—will provide fewer people with healthcare coverage than the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, cost more, and significantly reduce Medicaid funding, says the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts.
ACA provisions will cost $142 billion less than predictedProvisions of the Affordable Care Act will cost $142 billion less over the 2016–2025 period than originally estimated by government agencies, due to slower premium growth and changes in enrollment sources.
House passes two bills affecting employer mandate, but veto is expectedThe U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills this week affecting employer mandate reforms that are part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but one is headed for a veto if it clears the U.S. Senate.
Tort reform still represents the pain of an ailing systemGroup Editor Daniel Verdon says tort reform is just one part of a complex problem encompassing providers, payers, physicians, and the justice system.
Phase out SGR with value- based models, ACP saysAlthough the Congressional Budget Office recently downgraded the 10-year cost of repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) to $138 billion, the American College of Physicians (ACP) took to the Hill advocating a phased approach to repealing it and moving to value-based models.
New technologies, not physician salaries, account for greatest rise in healthcare costs, report saysContrary to popular belief, a new report reveals that new technologies account for more new healthcare spending than physician salaries.