DC Commissioner fired for criticizing Obama's reform fix; Nebraska Blues to raise rates by as much as 20%;

News From Around the Web:

> Legislation pending in Michigan would require insurers to provide customers annual estimates of the healthcare reform law's effect on premiums, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Washington DC Insurance Commissioner William White lost his job only one day after he publicly said President Obama's reform fix "undercuts the purpose of the exchanges ... by creating exceptions that make them more difficult to operate," reported NBC4 News. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has been approved by the state to raise rates for group plans by as much as 20 percent starting next year, Inforum reported. Article

> Cigna has received its regulatory license from India to sell insurance in a joint partnership with TTK Group, according to The Economic Times. Article

Health Provider News:

> Healthcare jobs are high on the list of fastest-growing U.S. occupations even though the latest economic indicators show job growth in the healthcare sector slowed in October. Article

Health IT News:

> An online calculator developed to help doctors identify risks and treatment options associated with high cholesterol overestimates such risks by as much as 150 percent. Article

> Ten research projects aimed at using health IT to improve care in ambulatory settings for patients with complex healthcare needs demonstrated improvements in care coordination, data sharing and patient engagement. Article

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