Uninsured rate plummets in Californian; Hacker charged with stealing HHS employee info;

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> The Affordable Care Act has jeopardized Hawaii's 40-year-old comprehensive Prepaid Health Care Act, which more than half the state's population relies on for subsidized employer-based coverage, The Washington Post reported. Article

> WellPoint's adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped 6.2 percent year over year, the Indianapolis-based insurer announced today. With expectations of stronger enrollment and continued cost controls, WellPoint still increased its outlook to more than $8.60 for the year. Announcement

> In California, an early adopter of the Affordable Care Act, 3.4 million previously uninsured adults now have coverage, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Survey

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> Personal information for more than 100,000 employees of several federal agencies--including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--was obtained illegally by an alleged British hacker, indicted late last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, among a bevy of charges. Article

> Kaiser Permanente is testing nearly 200 applications with a range of external trading partners and providers as part of its preparation for the transition to ICD-10. It's in the unique position to require testing both as a healthcare provider and payer, writes Bryan Matsuura, executive director of the ICD-10 program, in an article at ICD-10 Monitor. Article

And Finally...  Paris, the city of love ... for rats. Article

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