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U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) released a new report, The Cost of Repeal: Examining the Impact on Consumers and Businesses of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law. The report assesses the costs and benefits the repeal will have on American consumers and small businesses if enacted by Congress or the courts.
On January 5, 2011, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Hilda Solis of the Department of Labor, and Secretary Timothy Geithner of the Department of the Treasury sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to detail some of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in response to efforts to repeal the law.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced summaries of the discretionary funding, appropriations and fund transfers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Center for Studying Health System Change data bulletin entitled Physician Ownership of Medical Equipment finds that self-referrals by physicians owning or leasing medical equipment fuels unnecessary utilization and contributes to the high cost of care in the United States.
The Advisory Committee of Health System Development released a draft report on December 8, 2010, “Options and Opportunities for Implementing the ACA in Maine.” This report demonstrates how well Maine is positioned to implement national health reform.
The Urban Institute has released a report in Health Affairs, "Number of Uninsured Jumped by 5 Million During Downturn, Study Says," stating that the number of uninsured in the US has increased by 5 million during the economic downturn.
The Commonwealth Fund has created a new health care quality improvement resource at whynotthebest.org. The website makes available interactive regional performance maps that give a side-by-side comparison of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
The Center for Studying Health System Change issued a research brief on November 16, 2010, “Wide Variation in Hospital and Physician Payment Rates Evidence of Provider Market Power,” which detailed the ways in which providers and hospitals are leveraging their market power.
HealthReform GPS has issued a report, “Health Reform and the Constitutional Challenges.” The informational resource is useful in navigating the present legal challenges facing the ACA and examines the merits of each claim.