Legal immigrants can't use's EZ application; DeSalvo leaves ONC;

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> Florida Healthcare Plus, which sponsors two Medicare Advantage Plans--Day Break and Sunrise--is under state and federal suspension, reports WUSF News. That means new members are unable to sign up during the current open enrollment season for Medicare. Article

> Although the Obama administration has made moves to enroll more Latinos this upcoming enrollment period,'s latest EZ application cannot be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, notes the Associated Press. Article

> Massachusetts-based Minuteman Health plans to use commissioned brokers to hprovide consumers with a smoother enrollment process. Annoucement

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> Karen DeSalvo stepped down from her role as National Coordinator for Health IT to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the behest of HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, an ONC spokesperson confirmed to FierceHealthIT on Thursday afternoon. Article

> Despite widespread support for a learning health system (LHS)--one in which the care of each patient leads to improvement for everyone--creating such a system on the national level remains a challenge. Article

And finally … He's going to clean up this town ... But first, he needs to get it a little dirty. Article