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Officials for the state's online health marketplace also ask lawmakers to increase the cap on general fund money they can use for marketing.
Gov. Tom Corbett reached a deal with the Obama administration to use federal funds to put about 500,000 low-income residents into managed care plans already used by the state.
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The hospitals complain that the shift is a problem because they are getting less funding for the uninsured.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the Obama administration and Pennsylvania reaching an agreement to expand Medicaid in that state.
News outlets also look at a looming court decision on the health law's subsidies and the potential impact of big data on health outcomes.
News outlets report that this little-noticed provision puts in place stricter limits regarding the amount companies can deduct from their federal tax bills. Also in the news, The Associated Press reports on ways health plans discourage sick people from enrolling and The New York Times examines the health law's efforts to expand mental health coverage.
Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing subsidized health insurance if they don't resubmit immigration information by the end of next week, but many have been unable to comply because of glitches with healthcare.gov. Other stories look at the millions spent on healthcare.gov and at exchange developments in Connecticut, Oregon and Washington.
But the state offered few details about where the negotiations with the federal government are heading. Also in news about changes from the health law in the states, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a case that could unravel that state's Medicaid expansion.
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the Congressional Budget Office's latest projections regarding Medicare and Medicaid spending.
The Keystone State becomes the 27th state, plus the District of Columbia, to expand the health insurance program for low-income Americans.
Federal officials tap Kevin Counihan, who helped launch Connecticut's successful online health insurance marketplace, to oversee the federal exchange, which is used by residents of three dozen states, and to prevent the problems that plagued it last fall.
The head of Noridian Healthcare Solutions says the HHS inspector general's office sought documents related to the company's work on Maryland's online health insurance marketplace.
The site, which is supposed to make transparent payments between drugmakers and physicians, is slated to go public by Sept. 30. But as the deadline nears, the pharmaceutical industry is pressing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to be more transparent in explaining what's going on with the database.
Media outlets cover exchange and Medicaid developments in Oregon, Georgia and Florida.
Income for these hospitals declines as the government and insurers change the way they pay them.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about Kevin Counihan, the person who take on the challenge of running healthcare.gov.