11M predicted to purchase health insurance; Employers unfamiliar with metrics of health plan quality info;

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> A group of Wall Street analysts predicted Friday that about 11 million individuals will have purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act by the end of this year's enrollment period. This is higher than the 9 million people the Obama administration had previously projected, reports Kaiser Health News. Article

> Many employers that offer health insurance to their employees are not familiar with objective metrics of health plan quality information, according to a new survey, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Survey

> The ongoing federal subsidies saga could be laid to rest with a simple, technical corrections bill, specifying that consumers who purchase plans on the federal marketplace would receive subsidies as well, reports The New York Times. Article

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> Nurses shouldn't be required to work overtime to cover staffing shortages, the American Nurses Association said in a position paper released last week that called for hospitals and nurses to work together to reduce nurse fatigue and possible harm to patients. Article

> Hospitals should focus less on innovation and more on imitating proven approaches that actually work and adapt them for industry use, according to a Harvard Business Review article. Article

And finally … Turkey-eating contest. Just in time for Thanksgiving. Article