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Affordable Care Act Archives

Experts weigh in on where new state officials could take health policy

Nov. 20, 2018—The Incoming class of elected officials will encounter a variety of outstanding — yet often overlooked — health care policy questions that will impact health and providers across Tennessee.

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Insurance commissioner outlines ACA challenges

Nov. 16, 2017—Since 2014 the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has assisted lower- and moderate-income people who buy insurance on their own on the individual market, providing premium subsidies and discounts on out-of-pocket expenses. Under the law, people who don’t carry compliant insurance face a penalty, the so-called individual mandate. Large employers who don’t offer insurance are also penalized.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces agreement with Cigna for individual exchange plan insurance option

Oct. 11, 2017—Today, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) officials announce completion of an agreement with Cigna Health Insurance for VUMC’s full participation in Cigna Connect, an Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant exchange-based individual insurance plan option.

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Free luncheon to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Oct. 3, 2017—Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.

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In emergencies, insurance matters

Apr. 17, 2017—Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act provides patients with a greater choice of hospital facilities, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Study finds smaller insurers earning profits in new market

Feb. 2, 2017—The researchers examine whether the financial struggles of some major insurers under the Affordable Care Act reflect a policy failure or a mismatch of these firms’ capabilities and strategies to a newly created market.

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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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Medicaid access state by state

Nov. 2, 2015—Clinics with more non-physician clinicians are associated with better access for Medicaid patients and lower prices for office visits, according to a recent study.

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Access to specialists in ACA plans may be inadequate: study

Oct. 29, 2015—While 12 million Americans are enrolled in health care networks through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance marketplace, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises concerns about patient access to specialists within these insurance plans.

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Initiative promotes patient awareness of ACA options

Nov. 14, 2013—On Jan. 1, 2014, hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans will become eligible for federally subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a campaign to increase patient awareness about the ACA and help patients enroll in subsidized insurance plans.

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Experts predict “unbanked” will face challenges getting health insurance

Jun. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt health policy expert John Graves co-authored a report that shows as many as a quarter of people eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be shut out because they don’t have a bank account.

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Meeting looks at VUMC’s financial picture

Feb. 14, 2013—At a midyear Clinical Enterprise Town Hall meeting, those attending were updated on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s year-to-date performance and the ongoing impact of separate pieces of federal legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Budget Control Act of 2011, which has come to be known as sequestration.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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