Highmark CEO unsure if HHS can launch exchanges on time; South Carolina Supreme Court blocks rate hike;

> Highmark CEO William Winkenwerder Jr. isn't sure that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will be ready to launch state and federal health insurance exchanges by the October deadline, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

> The South Carolina Supreme Court has blocked a 4.6 percent rate increase proposed by the insurance plan for state employees until a lawsuit challenging that hike has been considered, Live Insurance News reported. Article

> Humana's Medicare Advantage plans now include in-network access to Baylor Health Care System, including 30 hospitals, 26 ambulatory surgical centers and 83 satellite outpatient facilities, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Article

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