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February 21, 2017

Weekly review: Are the ACA exchanges really in a death spiral?

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The 10 'most promising' jobs in health care, according to LinkedIn (Feb. 13)
LinkedIn has released a list of the 10 "most promising" health care jobs for 2017—and says changing technology, an aging population, and the Affordable Care Act have increased demand for professionals across the industry.

Here's why you're so addicted to your phone (Feb. 13)
The compulsive desire to check your phone might feel like a disorder, but research shows that our attraction to the internet highlights "some of the mind's most salient, and utterly normal, operations," Sharon Begley writes in STAT News.

Funny, romantic, and nerdy: Health care valentines are back (Feb. 14)
Health care wonks are professing their love for everything from bundled payments to antibiotic stewardship using the Twitter hashtag #HealthPolicyValentines. Here are some of the smartest (and funniest) tweets from the annual social media tradition.

Here's how the Trump admin plans to change the ACA exchanges (Feb. 15)
CMS on Wednesday unveiled a proposed rule that contains reforms for the Affordable Care Act's 2018 coverage year—even as congressional Republicans pursue plans to repeal and replace the law.

Are the ACA exchanges really in a death spiral? We asked the experts. (Feb. 16)
On Wednesday, Humana said it's exiting all Affordable Care Act marketplaces in 2018, Molina Healthcare announced it might do the same—and Aetna's CEO declared that the exchanges are in a "death spiral." The Daily Briefing’s Josh Zeitlin spoke to top experts to find out what's really going on.

House GOP outlines ACA replacement plans (Feb. 17)
House GOP leaders on Thursday released a proposal outlining their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, though experts say many questions about Republicans' ACA replacement plans remain unanswered.

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