PA nurses group endorses medical marijuana bill; VA GOP seeks Medicaid audit;

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> The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association has endorsed state legislation that would legalize medical marijuana, the first medical professional group to do so, reports. Article

> The Affordable Care Act may force California hospitals to sell their facilities or form alliances with others, San Jose Mercury News reports. Article

> Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly want to audit the state Medicaid program, which Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, wants to expand, according to the Washington Post. Article

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> In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama used the national stage to address a key issue for insurers in the post-reform market--enrolling more consumers in health insurance exchanges. Article

> Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court, each urging the high court to decide in their favor on whether the reform law's contraception mandate is constitutional. Article

And Finally… Snake eyes. Article