California insurance commissioner skeptical about Anthem-Cigna merger; Chart shows where America gets its health insurance

> A blog post for the Los Angeles Times takes a look at a graph put together by independent web designer Charles Gaba, which offers a detailed look at where Americans get (or don't get) their health insurance. Post

> Health plans' practice of requiring HIV patients to spend large amounts of money on their medications raises potential discrimination concerns, according to a recent report from Harvard Law School and the Minnesota AIDS Project, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Article

> In a public hearing Tuesday on the Anthem-Cigna merger, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said he "has some significant skepticism" about the deal--particularly about how it will affect consumers, according to BakersfieldNow.com. Article

AntiFraud News

> The American Health Care Association has strong feelings about the use of statistical sampling in False Claims Act cases, as evidenced by an amicus brief filed this week in the government's case against a hospice provider. Article

EMR News

> Electronic health records and health IT are falling short when it comes to improving patient medication adherence, according to a new paper in JMIR Medical Informatics. Article

And finally… Wait, so it wasn't aliens after all? Article

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