COBRA subsidies; Anthem Blue Cross data breach

> If the U.S. Congress fails to extend the COBRA insurance subsidy that allows unemployed workers to pay just 35 percent of their health insurance premiums, the National Employment Law Project estimates that approximately 144,000 people per month could end up dropping their health insurance as the subsidy is discontinued, reports The Hill. Article

> A website security breach has put at risk the personal information, including Social Security and credit card numbers, of more than 200,000 California customers of WellPoint Inc. subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross, reports the Orange County Register. Article

> High-risk health insurance pools are getting ready to launch in about 20 states where the governments agreed to participate, reports the New York Times. Article

And Finally ... Apparently HIPAA doesn't apply to long-dead Hollywood icons. Article

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