One physician in AK barred from Medicaid program; Online student denied university's coverage;

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> A single physician in Arkansas was barred from participating in the Medicaid program due to his status as a convicted sex offender--an issue that is the subject of legal debate, according to the Arkansas News. Article

> A student at the University of Montana who is only enrolled in online classes is ruled ineligible for the school's health insurance plan after buying coverage and filing a claim, the Billings Gazette reports. Article

> West Virginia is behind the ball in policing Medicaid fraudsters, according to a recent legislative audit that has uncovered a sizable backlog of cases, The Register-Herald reports. Article

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> Although healthcare reform aims to expand the number of insured Americans, free clinics are likely to remain just as essential for those most in need. Article

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> GOP senators led by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stuck to their word that they'd work to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax that went into effect January as part of the Affordable Care Act. House Republicans included the provision in their bill to fund federal agencies into the next fiscal year, passed by the House late Saturday night. Article

And finally...The Obama Administration has denied involvement in the "Adorable Care Act." Article