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A security breach at a company that provides ID cards for health insurance companies has exposed personal information of 3.3 million people.

  This morning we begin a new bi-weekly series entitled Falling into Place. This series will spotlight the important work of -and foster collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week, we’ll learn about Hixny. Hixny empowers modern healthcare by improving the way in which the healthcare community and patients access, analyze and collaboratively act upon patient-specific information. Hixny is a not-for-profit based in Albany, NY, is a recognized national leader in population health management support. Hixny supports care coordination of more than 1.6 million patients in the Capital District, Northern New York and the Mohawk Valley.

Scott Momrow, Vice President of Hixny joins us now to tell us more about the organization and their patient portal.

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A coalition of groups is asking the Vermont Legislature to study the possibility of expanding a program that provides low-cost insurance coverage to children.

Mass. Chipping Away At Health Insurance Backlog

Feb 28, 2014

Massachusetts officials say they're continuing to sign up people for health insurance even as they concede they may not have a fully functioning insurance website by the end of June.

That's the deadline to move more than 200,000 people into insurance plans that comply with the federal health care law.

They said one option continues to be ditching the trouble plagued website and starting over.

In the past three weeks, the state has enrolled 21,000 people in transitional coverage and cut the time it takes to enter paper applications from two hours to 39 minutes.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut's Department of Insurance for informing insurers they must pay "covered expenses" for treatment related to a patient's gender transition.

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley is the latest entity to announce help for residents with the new health insurance marketplace under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

 As the nation moves closer to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the debate continues.  The House of Representatives’ leadership will, once again, advance legislation to repeal the law.  Predictably, the effort will fail.