Connecticut exchange has security breach scare; More than 57,000 vets still waiting for care;

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> From December 2013 to March 2014, Massachusetts' public programs and largest commercial payers reported an overall enrollment increase of more than 215,000 members, according to a report issued by Massachusetts' Center for Health Information and Analysis. Report (.pdf)

> A recently-unidentified backpack containing personal information from hundreds of Access Health CT users was found at a deli in Hartford, Connecticut, reports LifeHealth Pro. An employee of Maximus--a company that helps run the state exchange--later claimed the backpack. Article

> Despite the debate around President Obama's promise that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," people in nongroup plans rarely keep their coverage for more than a year or two, This Hill reported. Article

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> An internal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audit reveals that more than 57,000 vets are still waiting for care 90 days after requesting an appointment. Article

> Certified healthcare interpreters who have medical expertise as well as translation skills are in increasing demand at hospitals looking not just to communicate with patients but also to guard against liability, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Article

And Finally... This cat is ready for the World Cup. Article