Will the Cadillac Tax be Delayed by the End of 2015?

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It’s possible that, by the end of the year, the Cadillac Tax could be delayed yet again. Lawmakers are currently in the process of determining the size of a year-end tax package. A smaller package would merely extend the expired tax breaks. However, a larger package deal would include other items like a two-year postponement of the…

State Attorney General Joins FTC in Hospital Merger Opposition

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Pennsylvania State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is joining the Federal Trade Commission in a legal block against the proposed merger between Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System. After reviewing the merger request, the FTC determined that a union of the two largest health systems in Harrisburg area would inflate health costs…

PPO Plans Departing from Marketplace

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According to a new study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, several Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are departing from the ACA Marketplace or greatly reducing their offerings for 2016. The report shows that 28 percent of 2015 silver-level PPO plans are dropping from the Marketplace in 2016 and 39 percent are reducing…