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IBX Ramps up HIX Ads in Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Fellows

With HIX set to debut in less than a week, some insurers are marketing the benefits of enrollment to younger, healthier people. One PA insurer is using social media and a roving truck to pitch its "Live Fearless" campaign. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Insurers Enter HIXs Despite Gaping Uncertainty

Most health insurers say they will take part in health insurance exchanges despite concerns about how the programs will function, technical barriers, and the health status of participants. Meanwhile, a federal study finds that premiums will cost less than originally expected and selection will be broad. >>>

House Subcommittee Considers Obamacare's Impact on Competition

Witnesses representing payers and providers agree that healthcare industry consolidation predates the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by at least two decades, but blame each other for rising healthcare costs. >>>

Philanthropy Yields $9B for NFP Hospitals in 2012

Hospitals that are most successful at raising funds are those that use metrics to determine how to allocate their fundraising resources and those that put an emphasis on major donors, a report on philanthropy finds. >>>

South Carolina Blues Embrace Telemedicine

Physicians and nurse practitioners will conduct tele-consultations for high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health, with an emphasis on rural areas and small towns. >>>

HR Roundup: Hospital Layoffs Are Full of Excuses

The healthcare law is a convenient scapegoat for hospitals looking to downsize staff and reallocate labor costs to other initiatives. Meanwhile, feds mandate home health workers' minimum wage and OT pay. >>>

UDI Rule for Medical Devices Finally Issued

Hospital groups complain about the delay in rule-setting, the long implementation timetable for the unique device identifier rule, and a new database. >>>



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News Headlines

Healthcare push brings Bill Clinton, Obama together, with political benefits for both

The Washington Post, September 25, 2013

3 states, 3 different Obamacare outreach plans

Kaiser Health News, September 25, 2013

Health law enrollment in US to see slow start next week

Bloomberg, September 25, 2013

Fight over Obamacare is anything but over in FL

The Miami Herald, September 24, 2013

Swapping COBRA for Obamacare likely to be windfall for big business

Kaiser Health News / The Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2013

First glimpses of a new healthcare world

Fortune, September 23, 2013

In about 10 days, the face of healthcare in America will change

Bristol Herald Courier / TriCities.com, September 23, 2013

Sebelius asks mayors, healthcare providers to help with Obamacare education

The Kansas City Star, September 23, 2013

Paul Bunyan and flying raccoons: The six best Obamacare ads

Bloomberg Businessweek, September 20, 2013

MN's young 'invincibles' are key to health insurance overhaul

Star Tribune, September 19, 2013



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Webcast: Patient Engagement for Population Health—The Kaiser Permanente & MSHA Models

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