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> New Hampshire will offer more than 60 health plans this upcoming enrollment period--during the first year of enrollment, the state offered only 11, reports The Washington Times. Article
> After Nevada became one of the 26 states to expand Medicaid, beneficiaries continue to experience delays when they try to access care, reports Kaiser Health News. Many physicians and clinicians say there are too many patients who suffer from multiple chronic conditions.
> The Association Health Plans (AHPs) market in Oregon continues to provide small business employers access to health insurance, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. AHPs in the state continue to run the same as they did prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Report
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> The federal government is not abandoning hospitals on the 340B orphan drug issue. The Health Resources and Services Administration had decided that orphan drugs--often pricey medications used to treat rare diseases--should be provided in some instances to hospitals that participate in the 340B program at its permitted discount, according to AHA News Now. Article
> The average hospital liability claim is approaching $500,000, according to new data from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Article
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