IBC membership up 30 percent despite drop in net income; Arizona law prohibits state-run insurance marketplace;

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> Independence Health Group, parent company of Independence Blue Cross, Greater Philadelphia's largest insurer, saw membership gains of 30 percent in 2014 and a 20 percent growth in revenue, despite earning a net income of only $69 million, down from $143 million in 2013, Healthcare Payer News reported. Article

> Arizona passed a bill prohibiting the state from establishing a state-operated insurance exchange should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell. Arizona was among the 34 states that defaulted to the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov. Bill (.pdf)

> Minnesota House Republicans proposed a new spending plan which would terminate MinnesotaCare, a public health insurance program that covers around 90,000 residents, the Star Tribune reported. Article

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> Successful population health management blends predictive analytics, chronic care management, a timely feedback mechanism and measurable outcomes. Article

> While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end. Article

And Finally … Oh, that's where I put my bank account. Article