More voters than in 2014 want to expand ACA; BCBS of Texas to eliminate one of its PPO plans;

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> The number of voters who said they wanted Congress to expand the Affordable Care Act increased from 11 percent in June 2014 to 15 percent in July 2015, according to a new poll from Morning Consult. Both Democrats and Republicans were more likely to favor expanding the law. Poll results

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas announced that next year it will eliminate a PPO health plan that covers 367,000 members through the individual market because it paid out $400 million more in claims than it collected in premiums for the plan in 2014, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Article

> The Little Sisters of the Poor, whose objection to the rules regarding exemptions to the contraceptive coverage mandate was struck down by a federal appeals court, will now take their case to the Supreme Court, the Denver Post reports. Article

Provider News

> The American Hospital Association recognized two hospital systems for making significant strides in reducing healthcare disparities in their communities and improving diversity in their leadership ranks. Article

Mobile Health News

> Adam C. Powell, Ph.D, president of Payer+Provider Syndicate, recently spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about a new set of draft guidelines focused on the responsible use of mHealth tools. Article

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