Anthem added 1M Medicaid members in last 12 months; GOP budget deal aims to undo ACA;

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> Medicaid expansion has helped Anthem add 1 million Medicaid members in the last 12 months, Forbes reported. "The pipeline for our government business remains substantial," Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said. Article

> Louisiana's Senate and House health committees have rejected plans to expand Medicaid, according to the Washington Times. Expansion would have covered an estimated 300,000 people. Article

> U.S. House and Senate Republicans unveiled a budget deal Wednesday that makes use of the procedure known as reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, The Hill reported. Article

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> A new bipartisan committee's working group will gather on Capitol Hill throughout the coming months to find ways to improve electronic health records, according to Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Article

> Technology makes patient access to medical records easier than ever, but the cost of such data prevents many from doing so, according to Niam Yaraghi and Joshua Bleiberg, fellows at the Brookings Institution. Article

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