Louisiana hospitals bill rape victims for treatment services; Partners HealthCare agreement with AG now includes more price provisions;

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> Hospitals are billing rape victims in Louisiana for post-assault medical treatment, sparking outrage among state and local officials, WWLTV reported. Article

> An unidentified American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone checked into the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hospital this weekend for experimental testing, possible isolation and treatment, according to an NIH statement. Statement

> Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley updated her agreement with Boston-based Partners HealthCare to include more price containment provisions, according to an announcement from the attorney general's office. Announcement

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> Some of Highmark's trendsetting actions have put the Pittsburgh-based insurer in the national spotlight this year. Article

> States slowly are jumping on board to expand Medicaid, including several led by Republican lawmakers, reports Reuters. Article

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