California predicts 8% rise in exchange plan premiums; Humana partners with digital health company for diabetes management

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> California's health insurance exchange predicts that Affordable Care Act plan premiums could end their two-year run of modest 4 percent increases and rise an average 8 percent in 2017, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

> A brief from the right-leaning National Center for Policy Analysis outlines how the Affordable Care Act can be replaced by a plan that the group says includes more financial flexibility, transparency and competition. Brief

> Humana is investing in Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on chronic conditions, in an effort to transform diabetes care management for its members. Announcement

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> Hospitals in two mostly rural states that have yet to expand Medicaid coverage may now have to eliminate jobs and services to cut costs. Article

> Criminal attacks continue to be the leading cause of data breaches in healthcare, with ransomware the latest threat, according to the latest privacy and security survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Article

And Finally… What countries have labeled "American." Article

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