California issues regulation to improve healthcare; Centra acquires Piedmont Community Health;

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> An emergency health regulation issued Monday by the California Department of Insurance intends to improve healthcare access to the state's residents, according to Capital Public Radio. The regulation comes after various complaints about wait times, among other issues, from consumers. Article

> Centra recently finalized its acquisition of Lynchburg, Virginia-based insurer, Piedmont Community Health, reported The Washington Post. The insurer has nearly 30,000 members. Article

> Over the next two years, over half of employers questioned in a new Towers Watson survey said they plan to make changes to their medical benefits for pre-65 retirees. Survey

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> The biggest changes to come in the medical industry down the road will be at the hands of those who have grown up surrounded by technology all their lives, according to digital health philosopher John Nosta. Article

> For much of 2014, the Federal Trade Commission made it a point to be a prominent voice regarding the protection of consumer health information. Article

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