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Contra Costa Times: State reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage

By Tracy Seipel

Spurred by faculty and staff outrage over the refusal by two Catholic universities to pay for elective abortions, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday announced that health insurance companies in the state can no longer deny coverage for these procedures.

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The Tennessean: TennCare call center has no answers

By Tom Wilemon

Tennesseans calling for help with Medicaid applications reach someone who can't view their file, can't answer basic questions, and probably won't call them back.

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The Washington Post: Administration warns some could lose health-care coverage on federal exchange

By Amy Goldstein

Federal health officials are warning hundreds of thousands of people who have bought health plans through the federal insurance exchange that their coverage will be cut off unless they quickly provide proof that their citizenship or immigration status makes them eligible to be insured through the new marketplace.

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MSNBC: New lawsuit targets Tennessee Medicaid

After being cited as one of the six states not actively addressing its backlog of Medicaid applicants, three non-profits have helped file a lawsuit in federal court against Tennessee. Sam Brooke, Southern Poverty Law Center attorney, and Ricky Reynolds, one of the plaintiffs, join Karen Finney to discuss.
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California Healthline: Legal Expert Says State May Be Out of Compliance on Autism Therapy Benefit

By Tom Gorn

A legal expert at the National Health Law Program said California health officials might be flirting with legal risk by moving slowly to implement federal guidance on Medi-Cal coverage of autism treatment.

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