Medi-Cal Patients Flocking to ERs More Than Before ACA, Article by Kellen Browning, California Healthline

A recent California Healthline article highlights how California emergency rooms have become overburdened by Medi-Cal patients, with even more utilizing the service than before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. According to data released by the state’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Emergency Department (ED) visits by those on Medi-Cal rose 75 percent over five years. Experts explain that the increase of ED use may be an […]

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InTouch, Dignity Health Expand Telehealth Partnership, Article by Heather Mack, Mobile Health News

The Margolin Group (TMG) extends warm congratulations to telehealth solution provider InTouch Health and Dignity Health on a breakthrough expansion of their virtual care services. Leveraging the skills, expertise and unparalleled reputations of both organizations, Dignity Health will introduce InTouch’s telehealth solutions into their post-acute and ambulatory facilities. “Our mission at Dignity Health is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services, and we see telehealth as a crucial step forward,” said […]

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Slavitt to Join Bipartisan Policy Center, Article by Rachel Z. Arndt, Modern Healthcare

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has recently named Andy Slavitt, former acting CMS Administrator, as a senior advisor. “I intend, along with other people at BPC, to use the platform there to bridge some of the [healthcare] gap[s] by getting real world issues to influence D.C.,” Slavitt said in an interview with Modern Healthcare. The Margolin Group – a leader in building relationships and bridging divides between and among hospital […]

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Medicare Consequences of Affordable Care Act Repeal, Editorial by Arnold Buchman, Senior Advisor to The Margolin Group, First Published in the Siuslaw News

Arnold Buchman, longtime Margolin Group Senior Advisor – and retired CIGNA Corp. financial and benefit-delivery group health insurance attorney – explores in his most recent editorial the negative impacts of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal on Medicare. Consequences of a repeal, according to Arnold’s assessment, include increased cost, decreased coverage and the possible collapse of Traditional Medicare as we know it. Arnold writes: The 57 million people enrolled in […]

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24 Mllion Would Lose Coverage Under GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Plan, Article by Harris Meyer & Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare

According to recent non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates, a staggering 24 million Americans would lose healthcare coverage if the House Republicans’ American Healthcare Act is passed.  While the bill would “reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion” over the next ten years – mainly due to cuts in Medicaid benefits – it would drive up premiums, causing more acute harm to older, poorer Americans, and it would place unsustainable economic […]

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