Cigna rolls out new ACO in Florida; Connecticut Lawmakers consider substance abuse;

> The Citizens Council for Health Freedom claimed the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is trying to rush the reform law by only allowing a 30-day public comment period for several key provisions, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. The group has asked supporters to flood HHS with comments and has requested the agency slow down the regulatory process. Article

> Cigna is rolling out a new accountable care organization in Orlando, Fla., with Physician Associates. The agreement will provide collaborative care for about 30,000 patients, the Orlando Business Journal reported. Article

> A new report recommends Connecticut lawmakers require insurance companies hire employees with expertise or background in treating substance abuse to make coverage decisions about these health issues, the Connecticut Mirror reported. Article

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