Maker of 3-D mammogram tech scold insurers via billboards, Florida regulators approves Anthem-Cigna deal

> The maker of mammogram machines that use 3-D technology has started a pointed billboard advertising campaign in Connecticut that criticizes health insurers including Aetna and Cigna for not covering the full cost of screening with the new machines, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved Anthem's purchase of Cigna's Florida companies, stating that it did not feel the deal would reduce healthcare payer competition in the state. Announcement

> Wisconsin officials will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana. Announcement

> Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, will soon begin to provide free coverage to all low-income children in the state even if they are undocumented immigrants, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

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> As chief innovation officer of Boston Children's Hospital, John Brownstein is building partnerships with health IT companies, as well as working internally to usher in greater innovation in the healthcare space. Article

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> Facing stark budget deficits, Louisiana is preparing for deep cuts in its healthcare budget, and the state's safety net hospitals could suffer as a result. Article

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