Aetna rejects $120M out-of-network settlement; 1 in 3 uninsured Americans to remain so;

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> Aetna has rejected a $120 million settlement with providers and members over out of network reimbursements due to legal and factual developments, Reuters reported. Article

> As the March 31 enrollment deadline nears, health insurance agents are becoming some of the most popular people in town, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Article

> One in three Americans without insurance coverage plans to remain uninsured, thanks largely to healthcare cost barriers, according to Bankrate's latest survey. Announcement

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> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) have announced they will be conducting monthly threat briefings, starting in April, in an expansion of industry cyber threat preparedness and education efforts. Article

> Consumers who track their own health data are willing to contribute that information to larger research projects--and researchers are eager to use it--but only if some basic concerns can be worked out, according to the Health Data Exploration (HDE) project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

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