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> In an appearance on CNBC, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard made it clear his support for the Affordable Care Act, perhaps in an effort to woo the Obama administration into approving the company's merger with Aetna, a Forbes piece argues. Article

> The Small Business Health Options Program, despite offering a wonderful opportunity for small businesses, has turned out to be "a dismal failure," Thomas Harte, who owns New Hampshire-based insurance broker Landmark Benefits, told the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security. Video

> An appreciation of the 10 best health insurance advertisements on TV, according to LifeHealthPro. Article

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> Only five states provide consumers with enough healthcare pricing information to make informed decisions, according to the third annual report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform. Article

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> A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would provide payment parity for an expanded list of telehealth services available to Medicare beneficiaries. Article

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