Senate Finance probes Medtronic contract cancellations; Grant money for state insurance exchanges in jeopardy;

> Despite regulators decrying its actions as "unreasonable," Anthem Blue Cross imposed a rate hike in California, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

> On concerns that health costs could rise for hospitals and patients, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Monday he was starting an investigation over Medtronic's action to cancel contracts with Novation, one of the country's largest group purchasing organizations (GPOs). FierceHealthcare

> Defunding state-run health exchanges would save some money, but also would delay their implementation, according to the Congressional Budget Office, Reuters reports. Article

And Finally... A late diagnosis, to say the least. Article

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