President Obama: ACA is working to lower costs; Anthem reaches agreement with Connecticut hospitals;

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> The Supreme Court will decide if it's fair for healthcare providers in the private sector to force states to raise medicaid reimbursement rates, reports the Associated Press. Article

> During a speech at Northwestern University on Thursday, President Obama stated that the healthcare reform law appears to be working well to slowdown the rising cost of healthcare, reports The Hill. Article

> After failing to reach an agreement earlier this week, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, along with five Connecticut hospitals, announced late Thursday they agreed on a new contract, which allows the hospitals to remain in the insurer's network, reports the CT Mirror. Article

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> An electronic health record flaw may have led hospital clinicians to misdiagnose and release the U.S. patient later confirmed to have Ebola while he was contagious. Article

> Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements should be narrowed to more closely focus on interoperability, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's JASON Task Force recommended in a meeting Wednesday. Article

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