Aetna contracts with Zix to give free e-prescribing in NJ; CA uninsurables still uninsured;

> Aetna has contracted with e-prescribing vendor Zix to give free e-prescribing software and devices to more than 1,000 private-practice doctors in NJ. FierceHealthIT

> California's insurance program for the medically-uninsurable is leaving up to 98 percent of the uninsurable without insurance due to its $75,000 benefit cap, high cost premiums and high deductibles. Article

> A biotech start-up company called Carmat is taking the next step from research to production on an artificial heart, which it says will be ready in 2011. FierceBioResearcher

> The proposed Highmark-Independence Blue Cross merger in Pennsylvania will get its final approval or disapproval from the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner's office by January 27, 2009. Article

And Finally... I guess this man really didn't want to be towed. Article

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