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Kaiser Health News: Consumers Will Owe Uncle Sam If They Got Health Insurance Subsidies Mistakenly

By Julie Appleby

Consumers getting government subsidies for health insurance who are later found ineligible for those payments will owe the government, but not necessarily the full amount, according to the Treasury Department.

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The Tennessean: Judge hears arguments in TennCare case Friday

By Tom Wilemon

Lawyers for TennCare say a federal lawsuit against the state Medicaid agency should be dismissed because all 11 people who sued over delays and barriers to obtaining coverage now have it.

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The Wall Street Journal: States Expand Access to Overdose-Reversal Drug

By Arian Campo-Flores and Zusha Elinson

Faced with an unrelenting epidemic of heroin and pain-pill deaths, many states are pushing to make more widely available a drug called naloxone that can reverse overdoses from such opioid drugs within minutes.

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Newsday: Michaud - My prescription to improve health care

By Anne Michaud 

For those who believe in the Affordable Care Act's promise of more humane coverage for more people, the recent news about drug costs is discouraging. 

The most effective drugs for some of the most serious diseases -- cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, mental illness -- can cost individuals who can least afford it thousands of dollars a month in copays. In some cases, desperate people are going without the medicines that could save their lives.

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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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