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Obamacare nullification bill on SC Senate agenda
The State
South Carolina could become the first state in the country to restrict the enactment of Obamacare since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that law last year. A proposed bill, on special order in the state Senate, would allow the state attorney general to take businesses, including health insurers, to court if he "has reasonable cause to believe" they are harming people by implementing the law. The bill already has passed the House.
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Physical therapy is a movement profession
AllanBesselink.com
The physical therapy profession has been bedazzled by plenty of bright and shiny objects over the years. These shiny new objects have included degree escalation, alphabet soup certifications, and continuing education ranging from dry needling to visceral manipulation amongst many others.
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Truven: Obamacare to add 6 million to Medicaid, 21 million to insurance exchanges
WKBD-TV
A new study from Ann Arbor-based Truven Health Analytics puts numbers on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Truven predicts that Medicaid enrollment will increase by six million people under the ACA, while the number of uninsured Americans will drop overall from today's 49 million to 27 million.
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Trustees: Medicare on sounder footing than last year
USA Today
The federal Medicare trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than last year's forecast, according to a recent Medicare trustees report. The report, which also projected the Social Security system trust fund would be exhausted by 2033, is expected to influence upcoming congressional debates over the nation's debt ceiling, proposals to reduce the deficit and the future of entitlement programs.
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Physical therapists explain what to expect with physical therapy
The Telegraph
Nearly 2 million people receive physical therapy every day, a number that's likely to increase as the population ages. And for many, it can be overwhelming and intimidating. So we talked to three experts about what to expect, the keys to getting better, and how to avoid physical therapy in the first place.
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Race, economic differences impact support of Medicaid expansion and healthcare reform
MedCity News
More than 60 percent of poll respondents in Georgia and South Carolina favor expanding their state's Medicaid program to cover more people, while only one-third approve of the healthcare reform law that would make it possible, a recent poll found.

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Back to basics: Functional limitation reporting G-codes
By Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen
By now, you've probably heard plenty on the ins and outs of functional limitation reporting — everything from why an integrated functional limitation reporting solution is the best solution to how to incorporate G-codes and severity modifiers into your documentation workflow.

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House of Delegates update
SCAPTA
In this newsletter we have listed six "hot topic" RCs from the 2013 Packet 1 to initiate discussion amongst clinicians in South Carolina. The South Carolina delegation would love to hear your feedback in regards to these or any other RCs from the 2013 House of Delegates.

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Keeping steady: Physical therapy and exercise can reduce risk of falls
The Courier Journal
Physical therapy is one of the tools that seniors — and others — can use to reduce their risk of falls, said Robin Harrington, who directs the KORT clinic.
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ACL injuries no longer spelling doom for football careers
Newsday
At one time, a torn anterior cruciate ligament was a career-ending injury in football, but thanks to improvements in surgical procedures and new rehabilitation techniques, players seem to be coming back faster, and sometimes better, than ever.
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It's playoff time: Put non-evidence-based care on the sidelines
AllanBesselink.com
Non-evidence-based care is a big-name player in the starting line-up of healthcare. It gets a lot of minutes of game time. It makes a lot of money as a player, making it a significant draw on the team's salary cap. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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Employers exploring all options to meet new health reform rules
The Rockford Register Star
Federal healthcare reform aims to insure more people and enhance benefits, but an unintended consequence of the massive law may be that some employers offer just enough coverage to avoid penalties come 2014.
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