Study links ACA to more cervical cancer diagnoses; More than 560K sign up for coverage on federal ACA marketplace;

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> A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that paying for sex reassignment surgery and hormones for transgender patients is actually a cost-effective move for health insurers. Study announcement

> Coverage expansion due to the Affordable Care Act is likely responsible for the considerable increase in young women who have been diagnosed with early-stage cervical cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

> In the third week of ACA open enrollment, more than 560,000 people signed up for coverage on the federal marketplace, bringing the overall total to 1.6 million, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Announcement

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> Medical helicopters so well-equipped that one hospital leader calls them "flying intensive care units" are helping people in the rural upper Midwest get emergency medical care that otherwise would be out of reach, the Duluth (Minnesota) News Tribune reported. Article

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> Healthcare's limited number of interactions with consumers and patients' want for privacy when it comes to their personal health are two reasons there is no "Uber for healthcare," according to a Rock Health research report. Article

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