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- UnitedHealth still optimistic about PPACA exchanges (Allison Bell, Life Health Pro) One of the nation’s largest insurers expects to see strong growth at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) public exchange system in 2015. UnitedHealthGroup (NYSE:UHC) will sell qualified health plans in nearly two dozen states in 2015 after selling in only four this year. Another thing noted by UHC is the persistence of small group health plans. They see little erosion in that traditional insurance market.
- How will the U.S. pay for the Ebola response? (Allison Bell, Life Health Pro) This will first on our list of ridiculous questions for 2014. And a candidate for top of the list for the decade.
- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world
Health Officials on Congressional Hot Seat Over Ebola (The New York Times)
Just How Contagious Is Ebola? (LinkedIn)
U.N.’s New Ebola Trust Fund Running Out of Money (The New York Times)
Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens (Personal Liberty)
Kurdish official appeals for weapons for Kobani (Associated Press, MSN News)
Training day for Peshmerga fighters. (Reuters, MSN) Video
Nuclear Fusion Won’t Save Ukraine (Bloomberg)
Putin Leaves Private Businesses in the Cold (Bloomberg)
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