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CBO Report On Impact Of Repealing Portions Of The Affordable Care Act

Previously, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated the budgetary effects of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a new report, CBO and JCT have updated their estimates of H.R. 3762’s effects on...
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The Nation’s Fiscal Health

According to a report that was released today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path. Federal spending continues to outpace revenue—by $587 billion in 2016—and, absent policy changes, the structural gap between revenues and spending places the federal government on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path. Spending for...
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2017 Global Health Care Outlook

An aging global population and chronic diseases are fueling the rising demand and associated spending of care and an increasing patient awareness, knowledge, and expectations are putting pressure on the development of costly clinical innovations. The Global Health Care Outlook report from Deloitte explores trends and issues having an impact on sector organizations and suggests...
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Potential Impact On Providers Of Partial Affordable Care Act Repeal

According to a Brief from the Urban Institute, health care providers stand to lose considerable revenue if Congress moves forward with partial repeal of the ACA through the budget reconciliation process and more individuals could be uninsured and likely experience even greater unmet health care needs than the uninsured currently experience.  The Brief can be...
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Global Medical Trend Rates

A report on Global Medical Trend Rates in 2017 from the firm Aon shows that the average cost for employer-sponsored medical plans is expected to increase by 8.2% in 2017 globally, up from 8.1% in 2016, while the average inflation rate is forecast to fall by 0.1% next year. The report can be obtained at...
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Higher Education At The Crossroads

The annual American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Faculty Compensation Survey reported full-time faculty salaries increased by 2.7 percent in 2015–2016, while the proportion of the academic labor force holding full-time tenured and tenure-track positions declined. The report can be obtained at https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/2015-16EconomicStatusReport.pdf...
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