Suit filed again 'fraudulent' Tennessee insurance company; Diabetes screening more effective when started earlier;

> Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has filed a lawsuit against the American Trade Association, an insurance company he referred to as "fraudulent" in his petition. "Their customers have been induced to purchase bogus health coverage, turning over millions of dollars of premiums, without any of the safeguards that the licensed carriers possess," Cooper said. Press release

> Screening for type 2 diabetes between the ages of 30 and 45--as opposed to starting screening at age 45--can be more cost effective, and can even help to prevent future heart attacks and other diabetes-triggered complications, according to a new study published in the Lancet medical journal. Article

> Remote health management represents just 1.4 percent of the market for home health monitoring in the U.S., but it's expected to double from $1.8 billion in 2007 to $3.6 billion in 2012, representing 15 percent annual growth, according to a new report. That's below estimates from other studies, largely because many physicians aren't likely to accept remote monitoring until payers reimburse for much more than two-way video consultations to isolated, mostly rural, populations, says Cambridge, Mass.-based consulting firm Scientia Advisors. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... I'm guessing this guy isn't a fan of healthcare reform. Article

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