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This year, people who were previously considered "uninsurable" because of pre-existing conditions will be able to enter the health insurance market because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:24

Obama Praises PPACA in State of the Union

During his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama emphasized how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has helped previously uninsured Americans get health insurance, according to a transcript of the speech obtained by The Washington Post.

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Republican senators have reintroduced a bill to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board — a structure the lawmakers say will result in healthcare rationing, according to a report from The Hill.
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The Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange seeks stakeholder input as it develops operating rules required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to an AHA News Now report.
With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in place, the country will need roughly 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025 to cover the law's preventive care provisions and general population growth, according to a new study from the Annals of Family Medicine.
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The Kansas Spine Hospital in Wichita began a $1.5 million expansion to add two operating rooms by spring, according to The Wichita Eagle.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act saved consumers roughly $2.1 billion last year in discounted premiums due to several of the law's provisions, according to an HHS report.
Medicaid has been thrust into the spotlight since the Supreme Court ruled that the Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was optional, but what are some of the most pertinent facts regarding Medicaid in light of this decision?
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Steven Garfin, MD, president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, recently released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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As some in the medical community cheered in support of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the medical device industry is concerned over a medical device tax provision in the law, according to a Boston Herald report.
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