California says insurers can't deny coverage for abortions; CHS data breach costs could hit $150 million;

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> Three insurers on Maryland's health exchange plan to drop premiums on average of 10.4 percent, while another three plan to raise premiums 14 percent, according to The Hill. Article

> California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration announced Friday that health insurers in the state can no longer deny coverage for abortions, reports San Jose Mercury NewsArticle

> Based on rumors of a meeting between Amazon and one FDA official, some news outlets, including Forbes, are speculating that the online retailer could be moving into the healthcare business. Article   

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> An affiliate of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) released its latest version of its PricePoint price information system for inpatient procedures earlier this week, and it continues to show that provider charges are all over the map. Article

> As hospital leaders look to reduce costs without impacting quality of care, experts suggest they consider a largely untapped area: energy efficiency. Article

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> Healthcare providers' precautions against the Ebola virus may have the opposite of the intended effect, according to a new report. Brief

> Six main factors motivate managers in healthcare and other sectors--and surprisingly, the desire for advancement falls in the last spot, according to a new survey. Article

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> The Community Health Systems breach exposing 4.5 million patients' data in 29 states is expected to be costly--the total bill could be somewhere between $75 million and $150 million. Article

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