13 states to cancel noncompliance health plans; Oregon's fight against Oracle tops $1M;

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> Thirteen states and the District of Columbia will cancel health insurance plans that aren't in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, reports Fox News. Article

> The rate of rising healthcare costs for small business varies across the country. For example, South Dakota premiums rose 38 percent over the past few years, while in Kansas, they rose 28.2, reports the Washington Post. Article

> The costs of Oregon's fight against Oracle America are adding up, reports the Oregonian. Exchange litigation billing is at $976,000, while other state Department of Justice costs are at least $150,000, putting the total costs at more than $1 million. Article

Health Finance News

> Hospitals actually profit from a drug-discount program developed for low-income and uninsured patients because the program expanded to serve a richer, better-insured patient base, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Article

> Hospital groups are pushing back against new research claiming that hospitals are profiting from a drug-discount program meant to help low-income and uninsured patients afford their medications. Article

And finally … Senator gets braggy: "I could have single-handedly increased the sign-ups for Oregon Health Care by 100,000 people."