Some Connecticut plans' premiums to decrease; Louisiana to use $88M of its reserved federal funding;

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> Agents have until September 30 to register or re-register for the public health insurance exchanges, reports LifeHealthPro. Yet many agents may opt out of going through the process again, considering the time involved and the fact that many times they worked for free. Article

> Many plans sold through Connecticut's state-run exchange will not increase too much for next year--some will even go down, reports CT Mirror. Article

> Louisiana will need to use $88 million from its reserve cash funding to cover costs for health programs for state workers and public school employees, notes the Associated Press. Article

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> Surgical residents who go two weeks without practicing their surgical skills will often experience a substantial decline in their technical abilities. To ensure they keep up their skills, hospitals may want to add some fun and cash prizes to simulation training. Article

> Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection, which frequently is undiagnosed and unreported. Article

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