Aetna to stop offering plans through DC health exchange; 47 percent of Americans approve of ACA;

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> Aetna sent letters to hundreds of District of Columbia residents to warn them that it will stop offering plans purchased through the city's online health insurance exchange, D.C. Health Link, at the end of the year, the Washington Post reports. Article

> Humana and the large health system Hospital Corp. of America have extended their deadline to Tuesday to reach a new contract, the Panama City News Herald reports. Article

> Americans' approval of the Affordable Care Act has risen to 47 percent--the highest level since 2012--according to the latest Gallup poll, which was conducted July 1-5. Poll

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to comply with notice-and-comment laws and wasn't transparent in its methodology when it made changes to its five-star ratings system, according to a letter from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, an independent watchdog group. Article

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> The 21st Century Cures Act has sailed through the House with a vote of 344-77. But despite the broad support from the House, the bill has seen its share of controversy. Article

And Finally… A shot in the dark. Article