Self-reported good health among young adults increases with ACA; Farzad Mostashari-led startup to aid physician ACO efforts;

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> The Affordable Care Act provision allowing young adults to be covered under their parents' plans until the age of 26 has led to an increase in self-reported good health and a decrease in out-of-pocket health care expenditures for that group, according to study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. Announcement

> Initial rate filings in nine states suggest proposed premiums for individual market exchange plans will increase modestly in 2015, concluded a new analysis from Avalere Health. Premium variation within states also is likely to grow next year. Analysis

> Consumers who lie to one of the public health insurance exchange programs could end up having to pay huge fines, according to LifeHealthPro. The steepest fine could total $250,000 per exchange application for anyone who "knowingly and willfully provides false information." Article

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> Former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari will lead a new startup to help physicians begin their own accountable care organizations. Article

> A pair of industry groups put pressure on Congress to update "out-of-date" licensing and reimbursement policies for telemedicine. Article

And Finally... They were smarter than the av-er-age bear! Article