Aetna sued for patent infringement; HHS will be involved in most exchanges;

> Aetna is being sued by HealthTrio, a Denver, Colo.-based healthcare technology company, for patent infringement. HealthTrio claims Aetna and two of its subsidiaries inappropriately used computer systems the company has patented, reported the Hartford Courant. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will be involved in most exchanges, according to an analysis from consulting form Avalere Health, which estimated that two-thirds of consumers purchasing health insurance through the exchanges will buy a plan through the federal-run exchange, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

> Republican governors are following up on their request to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the federal health overhaul, according to the Associated Press. Eleven GOP governors, including Florida's Rick Scott, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and Arizona's Jan Brewer, have reiterated their desire to discuss health reform, particularly health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion. Article

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