June 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will bring in new members, and states will look to managed care to control costs

John Carroll

As more and more patients are finding their coinsurance or copayments to be beyond their means, payers are weighing the options
They are part of PPACA’s effort to cover as many people as possible. Insurers will be forced to remake their businesses.
Medicare demonstration projects and reform legislation should lead to ‘no outcome, no income’ policies, this population health expert says

Departments

LETTERS
LEGISLATION & REGULATION
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives the FDA the authority to approve these long-awaited medications after rigorous review
TOMORROW’S MEDICINE
This is the first time that a simple blood sample from a vein has replaced an invasive biopsy of a major organ
PLAN WATCH
UnitedHealth Group joins with the YMCA and Walgreens in tackling one of our most vexing chronic conditions

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