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The Tennessean: Patients in Tenncare limbo sue for benefits

By Tom Wilemon

Babies who went without medical coverage, a mother of three with high blood pressure and a woman with kidney failure are among the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed today contending that TennCare illegally denied them Medicaid benefits.

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Washington Examiner: Obamacare legal decision is a setback, but not yet fatal

By Sean Lengell

In the legal chess match over health care, the Obama administration's next move is promising. 

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New Republic: Obamacare Is Working, But Some Insurers Are Behaving Badly

By Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare got more good news early on Thursday morning. According to a survey from the Commonwealth Fund, the number of people without health insurance dropped by 9.5 million since late last summer. Throw in the young adults who got coverage previously, via their parents’ policies, and the total reduction in the uninsured looks an awful lot like what the experts predicted it would be.

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Kaiser Health News: Some Plans Skew Drug Benefits To Drive Away Patients, Advocates Warn

By Michelle Andrews

Four Florida insurers allegedly discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS by structuring their prescription drug benefits so that patients are discouraged from enrolling, according to a recent complaint filed with federal officials.

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The California Report: Hobby Lobby Decision Has Limited Impact in California

By April Dembosky

Most women in California won’t be affected by Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The Christian owners of the craft store chain challenged the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that companies provide contraception coverage to their employees. The Court ruled that closely-held, for-profit companies can opt out if they object on religious grounds.

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