Wisc. could extend federal exchange deadline; Complaint filed against Catholic hospital for quashing abortion talk;

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> Approximately 77,000 Wisconsin residents on Medicaid might have until April to sign up for insurance through the federal healthcare exchange thanks to Gov. Scott Walker, who called a special legislative session this week to extend the now Dec. 15 deadline, The Journal Times reported. Article

> The ACLU of Colorado filed a complaint against a Catholic hospital for illegally telling doctors and other employees they cannot discuss abortion with patients, even if the pregnancy threatens the woman's life, Pro Publica reported. Article

> Oregon is expanding its version of Medicaid to about 70,000 people who previously didn't qualify, after sending out applications to 260,000 families across the state, according to NPR. Article

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> As Pennsylvania's policymakers struggle with a decision to expand its Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, the Keystone State is facing a potential cut of $325 million in funding next year, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Article

> California has no limit in the amounts hospitals can bill for services. But Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission caps hospital bills.The result: Stark differences in charges but little variation in profit margins, according to the Huffington Post. Article

And finally... It was the perfect crime. Article

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