Anthem and BCBSCA overstated doctors included in their networks; Illinois lawmakers tackle state's exchange once again;

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> In a pricey healthcare industry, many employers look for a way to provide quality coverage to employees without draining their pockets. A possible solution to this problem exists in the form of the micronetwork, or narrow network, which offers limited options at a lower cost, reports LifeHealthPro. Article

> In California, state regulators claim that two major insurers--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California--violated state laws by overstating the number of doctors they included in their networks, reports the Los Angeles Times. The two make up nearly 60 percent of enrollment for Covered California. Article

> Starting today, Illinois lawmakers may be able to have one more go to approve a state-run exchange, reports The Washington Times. The deadline to receive up to $300 million in federal funding is this spring. Article

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> Many illegal online outlets distribute dangerous and addictive drugs without a valid prescription or medical supervision. This contributes to drug abuse, customer endangerment and increased healthcare costs. Article

> The Texas state office responsible for countering Medicaid fraud is on the verge of signing a $90 million contract with an analytics firm that has limited experience with the program, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Article

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