Obamacare re-enrollees opted to shop; health insurance stocks look good

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> More new consumers joined the Healthcare.gov marketplace during open enrollment than 2014 consumers re-enrolling for 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. What's more, those who did re-enroll were more likely to shop for a new plan than automatically re-enroll in what they had. Announcement

> California's health insurance exchange for small businesses isn't online, and only a small number of small businesses are covered under the program, Center for Health Reporting reported. Article

> The overall outlook on health insurance stocks is positive, according to Zacks. Insurers have weathered the storm of the Affordable Care Act.  Article

Health IT News

> Breaches of protected health information increased more than 25 percent from 2013 to 2014. Article

> The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for $180 million in its fiscal 2016 budget request to boost its cybersecurity efforts. Article

And Finally… Alright, put the meat and beer in the bag and no one gets hurt. Article