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I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges

The IRS issues a ruling clarifying that employers are still required to provide health insurance for employees and cannot just give them a tax-free stipend and send them to the health insurance exchanges.

Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists

A group of researchers compared clinical information about certain diseases published on Wikipedia with information published in peer-reviewed journals and found that Wikipedia articles on medical conditions have erroneous information 90 percent of the time.

Federal pain research database launched

The NIH, AHRQ, CDC,and FDA have co-developed a database called the Interagency Pain Research Portfolio designed to centralize pain management research findings.

Big Data Offers Promise of Big Changes in Health Care, but Hurdles Remain

A report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation concludes that while big data projects may one day help transform healthcare, there are a host of real world challenges that are preventing meaningful cost reductions or improvements in care quality.

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2 Responses to “Morning Headlines 5/29/14”

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    Dan Says:

    Re. I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges

    The NYTimes headlines are a bit misleading. From the linked article:

    “It’s important to be clear as to what this ruling does and doesn’t do. It doesn’t prohibit or even penalize employers from sending their employees to purchase insurance marketplaces. It just clarifies that any additional money businesses offer employees to help them buy insurance will be taxed like normal wages.”

    http://www.vox.com/2014/5/26/5751736/what-to-make-of-the-irss-latest-obamacare-move?utmcbttv=121&utmcbts=1401207049242

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    THB Says:

    Dan –

    Great followup –

    vox is clear and succinct

    but WHO is watching this trend?

    It will be several years, at least, before we can judge how pervasive this trend actually is, and how it affects businesses and their workers

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