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An Analysis of The Physician Perspective On Single-Payer Health Care System

Single-payer health care is a controversial idea in the U.S., but a majority of physicians now support it, new survey finds.  Fifty-six percent of doctors registered either strong support or were somewhat supportive of a single-payer health system, according to a Merritt Hawkins.  In its 2008 survey, opinions ran the opposite way — 58 percent opposed single-payer survey. What's changed? Red tape.  Doctors tell Merritt Hawkins, physician consulting firm, that based on thousands of conversati...
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ACA Federal Pay Cost-Sharing Analysis

Recent debate over federal payments to insurers under the (ACA) related to cost-sharing reductions for low-income enrollees in the ACA’s marketplaces is alive and well. The ACA requires insurers to offer plans with reduced patient cost-sharing (e.g., deductibles and co-pays) to marketplace enrollees with incomes 100-250% of the poverty level. The reduced cost-sharing is only available in silver-level plans, and the premiums are the same as standard silver plans. To compensate for the added...
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Health Experts Seek 2-Party Insurance Market Fix

Policy-adviser group offers plan to stabilize insurance markets, as lawmakers consider bipartisan overhaul A bipartisan group of health policy experts offered a proposal on 8-9-17 to stabilize the ACA’s fragile insurance markets, a blueprint intended to foster lawmakers working 'across the aisle'. The group, composed of prominent advisers to former presidents began holding monthly meetings in January find points of agreement on a possible package to address rising premiums and prevent insu...
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Insurers Seek ACA Premium Bumps of 30%+

There is uncertainty in the health-insurance marketplaces as insurers around the U.S. try to make decisions about rates and participation for next year amid open questions about changes that could come from the administration and Congress. Insurers face a mid-August deadline for completing their rates. The companies have until late September to sign federal agreements to offer plans in 2018. In some cases, insurers warn, the figures revealed by federal regulators may be lagging. In some states, ...
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Healthcare Provisions Explore Options for Vote

Below are the latest elements senators could vote on, either as part of the underlying bill or as amendments. ACA Repeal Some senators favor a proposal to largely repeal the Affordable Care Act, with a two-year expiration date so lawmakers can craft a replacement. Some feel this would create chaos in the insurance markets; others could allow a vote on the measure. Insurance Plans Another provision being considered allow insurers that sell plans complying with the ACA rules - like the requirement...
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Revised Health Care Bill Sent to Senate

In an effort to win over GOP holdouts Senate Republican leaders released a revised health-care plan Thursday providing an added $70B to stabilize insurance exchanges over a decade.  This is in addition to $112B provided for the same purpose in an earlier measure. The new measure discards plans to repeal three ACA taxes on the wealthy; effectively freeing up $230B in cash to bolster health expenditures. Also included is a provision that allows people for the first time to use health savings ...
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Rewriting the Rules for the Digital HRM Age

Human Resource Management (HRM) has a big opportunity to help lead the transformation to a digital enterprise.   In the next several years, HR teams that embrace digital platforms will be required to incorporate the dual challenge of transforming HRM operations, as well as transforming the workforce and way work is done on the other.  HR leaders who “embrace” new technologies, platforms, and working mechanics while exploring  and investing in enabling agility through constant reinven...
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McConnell Announces Senate Vote on Full Repeal Not Replace of The Affordable Care Act

After facing insurmountable opposition from four Republican senators, the Affordable Care Act repeal bill will be replaced by an effort to repeal the law without a replacement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) announced on Monday, July 17th that the Senate would vote on a two-year delay to fully repeal the ACA. Also on Monday, President Donald Trump called for a complete repeal of the ACA and for legislators to start with a “clean slate”: A bill from the House of Re...
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Digital HRM - Platforms, People & Work

Today's HR Is Undergoing Rapid & Profound Change Once viewed as a support function that delivered employee services, HR is now being asked to help lead the digital transformation sweeping organizations in the US and worldwide. We see this change taking place in three areas: Digital Workforce: Understand how organizations drive new management practices  “digital DNA”, a culture of innovation and sharing, and a set of tal­ent practices that facilitate a new network-based organizati...
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HCM "People Analytics" Undergo A Shift

Driven by the widespread adop­tion of cloud HR systems, companies are investing heavily in programs to use data for all aspects in workforce planning, talent management, and operational improve­ment. People has now gone mainstream. Organizations are redesigning technical analytics groups to build digitally powered enterprise analytics solutions. These new solutions — whether developed internally or embedded in new digital solutions — are enabling organizations to conduct real-time analytics in t...
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