Virginia hospitals lobby against CON repeal; Man alleges disability discriminaton at Illinois hospital;

News From Around the Web

> A man seeking treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound shot a door at Virginia's Reston Hospital Center this morning, according to NBC Washington. Article

> Virginia hospital groups are running ads attacking a bill that would repeal the state's Certificate of Need laws, according to the Washington Post. Article

> A Bolingbrook, Illinois, man with multiple sclerosis alleges discrimination by Adventist Hospital, saying he was kept from seeing his friend's mother read her last rites due to his service dog, NBC Chicago reports. Article

Health Payer News

> After just three years of growing pains, Affordable Care Act marketplaces are beginning to take shape, leading payers to refine plan options and premium pricing to better cater to consumers, according to a report released by PwC's Health Research Institute. Article

> A new brief from the Commonwealth Fund reveals how individual marketplaces in four states promote competition among insurers, educate consumers and ensure a level playing field for premiums through the rate review process. Article

And Finally… Everglades blockade. Article

 

 

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