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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
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States Move Forward with Health Care Reform before Supreme Court Ruling

States are charged with establishing public insurance exchanges as a part of the Affordable Care Act, providing access to health insurance for those currently uninsured. Since 16 states and the District of Columbia have already authorized implementation of exchanges, either through legislation or executive order, the outcome of these state initiatives will remain uncertain following the Supreme Court ruling, expected in June, on whether the federal law is constitutional. Some states, such as Rhode Island, Maryland and Oregon, may move forward with health-care reform even if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act.

If implemented, the exchanges and Medicaid expansion would extend coverage to 23 million uninsured Americans by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office. If Congress doesn't act, states that have made major investments in implementing the law could enact individual mandates on their own or adopt other rules aimed at encouraging enrollment.

But if the entire law is overturned, even supportive states will face challenges, since the exchanges would depend on federal subsidies for full implementation. Some states that have opposed ACA reforms are the same ones that may see a significant drop in the uninsured in their states. Urban Institute researchers found these states have higher average uninsured rates due to stingier Medicaid coverage and lower percentages of employers offering insurance to their workers.

Under the ACA, states including Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Georgia would see their percentage of residents without health insurance cut by half or more, due primarily to expansions in Medicaid and premium subsidies.

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