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Questions And Answers On The Latest ACA Delay

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On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means. There have been other delays in health-law implementation. What’s different about this one?

On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means.

There have been other delays in health-law implementation. What’s different about this one?

Study: Decision Aids Show Promise In Reducing Medical Procedures

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Reprinted with permission from Kaiser Health News

September 5th, 2012 – While policymakers debate complex changes to reduce health spending, promoting patients’ involvement in treatment decisions could have an immediate effect. A new Health Affairs report about decision aids — materials given to patients to help educate them about treatment options — shows they can help hold down costs by reducing demand for medical procedures.

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