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Employee Choice

In some SHOP Marketplaces, small-business employees can select health coverage from multiple insurers. By 2016 the option is expected to be available nationwide.  SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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Drug Shortages

Government and private-sector leaders have struggled to address persistent drug shortages driven by complex market forces.  SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
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The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Researchers continue to study the many interconnected factors that affect people's health.  AUGUST 21, 2014
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Interoperability

To achieve electronic health records' full potential, providers must be able to exchange information easily, accurately, and securely.  AUGUST 11, 2014
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Site-Neutral Payments

Medicare uses different payment systems depending on where care is delivered. Recent proposals seek to eliminate this differential.  JULY 24, 2014
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E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation (Updated)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier brief was published July 10, 2014.

Policy makers have begun developing rules for how popular alternatives to traditional cigarettes can be marketed and sold.  JULY 18, 2014
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E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation

EDITOR'S NOTE: An updated brief was published July 18, 2014.

Policy makers have begun developing rules for how popular alternatives to traditional cigarettes can be marketed and sold.  JULY 10, 2014
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Risk Corridors

The ACA's premium stabilization programs encourage insurers to participate in exchanges by eliminating unpredictability around new enrollees.  JUNE 26, 2014
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