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2015 – Another Year of Uncertainty? | By Cathy Eddy, February 25, 2015

This year on March 23, we will mark the 5th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Typically, you would expect that most of the unknowns that go along with a new law would have been worked out by now. Yet as we look ahead, we have several key elements that may change. There are also other drivers that are challenging our health plans. Here are some of the uncertainties still ahead...click to continue

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Fast Company: The World's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Health Care

  1. APRICOT FOREST: For seeking a cure to what ails Chinese health care
  2. PERFINT HEALTHCARE: For attacking cancer with robotics
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