Poll: 54% want Supreme Court to plan for financial aid; Humana, Aetna announce separate accountable care agreements;

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> Fifty-four percent of individuals surveyed in a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll stated that, if the Supreme Court eliminates subsidies for health insurance, Congress needs to make sure that eligible Americans in all states can receive financial assistance. Meanwhile, 35 percent of those polled believed that Congress should not pass such a law. Poll (.pdf)

> Humana and Integrated Health Network (IHN) of Wisconsin agreed to a three-year accountable care contract. Per the contract, Humana's Medicare Advantage members will have access to IHN's provider network in the state. Announcement

> Aetna and the Virtua Medical Group announced a new accountable care agreement that will serve more than 16,000 members in New Jersey. The collaboration has been serving an estimated 2,000 Aetna Medicare Advantage members since July 2012. Announcement

Health Provider News

> The controversy surrounding medical devices blamed for spreading drug-resistant superbug Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae shows no sign of slowing down, as the outbreak now has spread to two more hospitals amid news that some of the devices were sold without federal approval. Article

> As healthcare becomes increasingly consumer-focused, the power of an organization's brand means less and less compared to convenience. Article

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