News bites: State guidance, ultrasound law, and more


With less than a year to go, states are missing key federal guidance on how to create health insurance exchanges, Kaiser Health News reports

The Virginia Senate passed legislation requiring an ultrasound before an abortion, The Washington Post reports.

Consumers Union applauds HHS for starting online disclosure of bloodstream infections at hospitals.

Aetna saw a 73 percent jump in profits last quarter, the AP reports.