The FEHBlog has to keep this short because he's headed to the airport. However, he has time to note that Congress is back in session this week. The Hill indicates that most of the focus will be on student loans. A House Appropriations subcommittee will hold a markup on the appropriations bill that funds the FEHBP on July 10 at 9:30 am.
The Washington Post features a story in its business section about hospital system efforts to remove the insurance company middlemen. The article is provocatively headlined "Is this the end of health insurers?" Uh, no.