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Hospitals face Medicare penalties for readmissions
The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 mandated that, starting in October, Medicare will penalize hospitals whose patients with heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia return frequently. By 2014, hospitals with high readmission rates …
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Affordable Care Act creates excitement, tension locally
By DEAN OLSEN The federal Affordable Care Act and other reforms designed to improve and expand access to health care will make the next few years tense but exciting for Springfield's hospitals and doctors, local medical leaders said this morning.
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Politics and the Supreme Court
The court's health care reform case arose from a decision by Judge Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, Fla., striking down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. It demonstrates the enduring influence of the Reagan administration …
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