Health care news from around the web: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

Written on Nov 02, 2017

Trump administration proposes rule to give states flexibility on "essential" health benefits
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule Oct. 27 that could allow states flexibility in requiring insurance companies to cover what are known as "essential" health benefits.

IRS to require taxpayers to show health coverage
For the first time, the IRS will require taxpayers filing returns in 2018 to indicate if they had health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Fifth year’s ACA enrollment season opening with daunting obstacles
As ACA enrollment season starts Nov. 1, ground-level disruption suggests that the first sign-up period of the Trump era could be as daunting as any since the fall of 2013, when the federal website debuted with such serious defects that consumers trying to buy insurance were stymied for months.

Health care industry to create 4 million jobs by 2026
The health care industry will continue to drive the nation's employment growth through 2026 by adding around 4 million new jobs, accounting for about a third of total job growth, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tech Corner - The best media streaming devices of 2017
Get the scoop on the highest rated streaming boxes and sticks to find out which one is your best bet for watching shows, movies, and more on your television.

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