Colorado Connect For Health opens 13 walk-in enrollment centers; only 40% veterans have health benefits;

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> Colorado's Connect For Health opened 13 walk-in enrollment centers in 11 cities throughout the state. The retail sites aim to make the sign-up process easier and more convenient for consumers. Announcement

> Out of the 22 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 9 million have health benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a recent study published in The Lancet. Study (login required)

> With an intent to end surprising out-of-network fees, insurers and union health funds in New Jersey are teaming up to encourage New Jersey lawmakers to curb high medical bills from out-of-network providers, reports North Jersey. Article

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The overuse of imaging services for cardiac patients takes a fiscal toll on both the healthcare system and the patients who undergo them, the American Journal of Managed Care reported. Article

> The year 2014 is shaping up to be the most active in healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in decades, the Associated Press reported. Article

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