Access Health CT to be first financially self-sustaining marketplace; Montana health insurers experienced financial loss in 2014;

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> Connecticut's state-run health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, will be the nation's first financially self-sustaining marketplace after operating only on federal funding during its first year of operation, reported The exchange plans to operate on revenue it generated from an increase in charges on plan premiums. Article

> The executive director of the Colorado Association of Health Plans--the state's health insurance trade group--is leaving the organization after seven years. Ben Price will assume the role of CEO of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Announcement

> Insurers in Montana have reported financial losses for 2014, citing the fact that they had to guess the cost of operting on the state's insurance marketplace, reported the Missoulian. For instance, Health Care Service Corp. noted a loss of $282 million for last year, nearly $1 billion less than its $683 million net gain for the previous year. Article

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> A judge's recent ruling in favor of Teladoc against the Texas Medical Board may spell an early victory for the telemedicine provider. Article

> The ability to print medications using 3-D printers may disrupt traditions in the pharmaceutical industry, according to Robert Glatter, M.D., of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Article

And finally … Who cut the (very expensive) cheese? Article