Calif. bill would ban 'skinny' employer plans; Lobbyists say no basis for out-of-pocket limit;

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> A proposal in the California Assembly would bar Golden State employers with 50 or more workers from offering "skinny" plans that cover less than 60 percent of essential care costs, according to California Healthline. Article

> Employee choice of health plans is on the rise as employers seek to rein in care costs, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Article

> District of Columbia-based benefits lobbying group the ERISA Industry Committee claims the Affordable Care Act contains no provision for an "embedded limit" for family coverage, according to Business Insurance. Article

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> Implementing an accountable care organization is nearly impossible without high-quality clinical engagement, according to a panel of healthcare leaders at Friday's sixth annual National ACO Summit in the District of Columbia. Article

> Patients who are readmitted to the hospital when complications occur after a major surgery are more likely to survive if they return to the facility where that original surgery took place, a new study finds. The research reveals the potential downside to medical tourism. Article

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