ACA may be to blame for life sciences company's struggles; Universal American to sell off traditional insurance business;

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> A paper from the Brookings Institute's Hamilton Project outlines six economic facts that "highlight continuing challenges and complexities in healthcare and health insurance markets on which the policy debate should focus." Paper (.pdf)

> The fate of Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences, which manufactures a new colon-cancer screening test, serves as a cautionary tale about how damaging the Affordable Care Act can be to small life-sciences companies, writes Forbes contributor Arlene Weinstraub. Article

> Universal American Corp. will sell its traditional insurance business--which includes Medicare supplement, long-term care, disability, life and other ancillary insurance products--to Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings L.P., the company announced Thursday. Announcement

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> Connecticut's slashing of Medicaid dollars to hospitals in an attempt to balance its budget has claimed at least one hospital deal as collateral damage, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

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> While engagement of patients in their own care is vital to improving the health industry, achieving success is a difficult task, panelists said Wednesday at the HIMSS Policy Summit in the District of Columbia. Article

And finally… If you don't remember it, it doesn't count. Article