BCBS of Idaho names new CEO; Wyoming Senate rejects Medicaid expansion

> Blue Cross of Idaho announced that Charlene Maher will replace Zelda Geyer-Sylvia as the CEO of the state's largest health insurance company, according to an article from the Idaho StatesmanArticle

> The Chicago Tribune reports that Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has made the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion the defining issue in several Republican primaries, after avoiding a position on the state's "private option" expansion during his successful campaign for governor. Article

> The Wyoming State Senate has rejected a plan to expand the state's Medicaid program, which would have offered subsidized health insurance coverage to roughly 20,000 low-income adults in Wyoming, according to the Billings Gazette. Article

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> While hospital network security might not seem like an expected responsibility for the Department of Defense, because the agency is a huge healthcare provider, anything relating to the U.S. military is likely to come under attack. Article

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> Hospitals in much of Georgia continue to struggle, and the scheduled disappearance of the Disproportionate Share Hospital supplementary payment will likely make the financial situation worse. Article

And finally… I hope we have Bruce Willis on call. Article