Insurance exchange assisters helped 10.6M consumers; AHA wants speedy end to RAC backlog lawsuit;

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> Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act still requires that most health plans provide free contraceptive coverage to consumers, The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> With a growing shift toward the employment of physicians by hospitals, health insurers and other organizations and Affordable Care Act incentives for various forms of integrated care that meet or exceed quality benchmarks, the industry needs to reconsider enterprise liability as a way to revamp medical liability, concludes a new paper published yesterday in the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. Abstract

> Healthcare reform assister programs offered outreach and enrollment assistance to 10.6 million people during the first open enrollment period, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Survey

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> Crouse Hospital in the Syracuse area has become the first provider in central New York to post prices for its procedures, reported. Article

> The American Hospital Association and other hospitals and health systems suing the federal government over adjudicating disputed Medicare claims in a timely manner have become more assertive in their lawsuit. Article

And Finally... Thanks for nothing, Dad. Article