Amputees protest proposed Medicare coverage rules for artificial limbs; BCBS stops offering coverage on New Mexico exchange;

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> Amputees gathered Wednesday outside the Department of Health and Human Services office to protest a new set of Medicare coverage rules they say would make it more difficult for older and disabled Americans to access artificial limbs, the Washington Post reports. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico will stop offering health insurance plans through the state exchange, the company's president announced Wednesday, a move that follows the state insurance superintendent's rejection of BCBSNM's 51.6 percent rate hike request, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Article

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