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Obamacare pushes Goleta firm to roll out new software

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Obamacare pushes Goleta firm to roll out new software

With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ready to financially penalize facilities that fail to mitigate excess hospital readmission, InTouch Health’s clients began clamoring for solutions to expand care beyond hospital walls.

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Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

American political culture has morphed from a ‘can do’ attitude to an ‘it’s easier to kick the can down the road’ approach to decision-making.

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Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

The courts aren’t justice but merely symbols of our desire to be just — yet so many of our moral issues end up adjudicated there.

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Clinics stage comeback as services grow

By   /  Friday, February 6th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Clinics stage comeback as services grow

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics brought its finances into the black largely thanks to the expansion of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act that has dropped the clinics’ number of uninsured patients by 14.4 percent.

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Op/ed: Employer-based health care could soon be put on life support

By   /  Friday, January 23rd, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Employer-based health care could soon be put on life support

Judging by the trend of the past few years, Americans with job-based coverage could soon become a minority.

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Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

Area hospitals are getting nearly daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control as efforts to contain the Ebola virus in the United States kick into high gear.

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Editorial: Small firms will benefit from an ACA overhaul

By   /  Friday, July 5th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Small firms will benefit from an ACA overhaul

In our view, the act places unfair burdens on small companies.

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