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> Starting today, will allow consumers to compare health plans, and sort the plans not only by the premium, but by the amount of the deductible, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. Announcement

> A bill being considered in Michigan aims to lower healthcare costs while still falling under Affordable Care Act requirements, reports MLive. Often referred to as "direct primary care," the bill intends to allow for price transparency in medical devices for the first time. Article

> Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health Plan will open its first insurance retail store on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 15, reports The Times-Tribune. Article

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> Incidents of violence against nurses and other hospital staff are on the rise. In Minnesota, nurses filed a record 46 workers' compensation claims for assault through September of this year, the Star Tribune reported. If the pace continues, this year's injury claims will equal combined claims for 2012 and 2013. Article

> Thousands of Kaiser Permanente nurses will strike this week over what they claim are insufficient safeguards against Ebola, Medical Daily reports. Article

And finally … This couple takes wedding photos to a whole new level. Article