Pa. approves 2016 rates for Affordable Care Act plans; Aetna and Rush Health partner in Illinois ACO;

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> The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has announced the 2016 rates for Affordable Care Act plans in the state, requiring insurers that proposed rate increases of more than 25 percent to phase in increases over additional years, if necessary. Announcement

> Aetna will partner with Rush Health to launch a commercial healthcare product know as Whole Health Chicago, billing itself as the first accountable care organization in Illinois that allows members to choose whether they want to be a part of the arrangement. Announcement

> Enroll America, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan healthcare enrollment coalition, will expand its staffing and launch a new plan-comparison tool in preparation for the upcoming federal open enrollment period. Announcement

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> The American Hospital Association has suggested changes to the requirements for the operation of long-term care facilities in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, saying such changes would cost the sector far more than CMS estimated. Article

> Hospital prices grew at a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent from August to September, the lowest increase since 1998, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

And finally… He was just looking for his porridge. Article

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