Arizona restores Children's Health Insurance Program; BCBS of Alabama will be only plan on state exchange in 2017

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> Arizona's governor signed a law Friday that will restore a federal health insurance program for children from low-income families, according to Reuters. Article

> Humana's decision to exit the individual market in Alabama will make Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama the last company standing on the state's public exchange, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Article

> The Alliance of Community Health Plans has submitted a comment letter supporting proposals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reform Part B payments for prescription drugs. Letter

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> Food allergies among children present a significant economic burden when they present in low-income households, and a new study examined 1,643 children who have been confirmed to be allergic to at least one food.  Article

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> Federal officials are releasing more data than ever before, an essential step forward as the healthcare industry moves to a model based on value of care and not volume, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan. Article

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