Sunflower State health Plan exec files lawsuit; New York's exchange hires paid volunteers to help enroll young adults;

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> A former executive with Kansas-based Sunflower State Health Plan filed a lawsuit last week after she was fired for protesting improper cost-saving measures, reports the Associated Press. The lawsuit alleges that Sunflower stopped assigning some Medicaid participants to physicians who charge higher-than-standard-rates. The company declined to comment. Article

> Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said it would take 60 votes in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reports The Hill. Article

> As a way to ensure millennials participate in this upcoming enrollment period, New York's state-run exchange is training thousands of paid volunteers and enrollment helpers to assist in the outreach, according to LifeHealthPro. Article

Health IT News

> Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Article

> The Southeastern Minnesota Beacon Community demonstrated that it's possible to bring together hospitals, physicians, public health workers and school nurses for data sharing and targeted population health initiatives, according to a paper  at eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes). Article

And finally … Commence the Samuel L. Jackson impersonations. Article