Medicaid expansion endorsements widen GOP intraparty rifts; GAO names new MedPAC member;

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> A federal judge lifted Medicare injunction on individual physician charges. Article

> Endorsements of Medicaid expansion are widening Republican intraparty rifts. Article

> The Government Accountability Office names Jon Christianson, professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, as new Medicare Payment Advisory Commission member. Announcement

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> Fewer American families are experiencing difficulties paying medical bills, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Article

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> The healthcare IT merger and acquisition space will go through heavy consolidation over the next five years, according to Tom O'Connor, managing director at New York-based Berkery Noyes. Article

And Finally... Al Capone's medical records up for auction. Article

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