Arizona Gov. Brewer obtains Medicaid expansion; Former CMS head Donald Berwick running for Massachusetts governor;

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 > After months of fighting over Medicaid expansion, Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer secured victory and will extend coverage to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans, The Washington Post reported. Article

> On July 1, Vince Caponi will step down as CEO of St. Vincent Health to assume the position of senior vice president of St. Louis-based Ascension Health Alliance, the Indiana hospital system announced last week, Announcement

> Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Donald Berwick is officially running for governor of Massachusetts, he announced today. Announcement

> Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) proposed changes to healthcare reform's accountable care organizations so they can focus on the sickest, most costly patients, The Hill's Health Watch reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> With some of the highest premium rates among the 13 insurers that will sell plans on California's health insurance exchange, many industry analysts are questioning whether Kaiser Permanente intentionally priced its premiums so high to prevent costly consumers from applying, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> If insurers want to be successful in a consumer-oriented market, they should make their business fit into their consumers' lives rather than forcing consumers to adjust and accommodate the insurance business, UnitedHealth Chief Consumer Officer Tom Paul told FierceHealthPayer. Interview

And Finally… Remember to pay your restaurant bill (and tip the waiter too), or you could end up in jail. Article

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