Provider-led insurers outperform traditional plans; WA gets federal grant for price transparency initiative;

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> Patients trust provider-led health insurers more than traditional plans, according to a new  poll  by Accenture. Provider-led health insurers also outperform traditional plans in consumer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Survey (.pdf)

> House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) will introduce bill that would allow some consumers to keep health plans that are being cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act. Statement

> The health insurance data hub is giving state-based and federal marketplaces real-time and accurate eligibility determinations in less than 1.2 seconds, according to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Blog Post

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> Hospitals with strong relationships to skilled nursing facilities have lower readmission rates than those without, likely saving a lot of money in the process, according to AHA News Now. Article

> The Washington Health Care Authority will partner with the Puget Sound Health Alliance (PSHA) to launch a price transparency initiative, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported. Article

And Finally… For some people, lightning strikes twice. Article