BCBSGa reaches agreement with Grady Health Systems; Kentucky gubernatorial candidate: Medicaid not sustainable;

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> The Department of Labor delayed the Sept. 1 deadline for new summary regulations, templates and associated documents for group health plans members, saying they expect the templates and documents to be finalized by January 2016, Business Insurance reported. Article

> After nearly a year of negotiations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Grady Health System have agreed on a new contract, effective April 1, 2015. The details include granting BCBSGa patients full in-network access to Grady's services. Announcement

> Kentucky's Medicaid expansion plan will not be sustainable after the burden is shifted to the state's taxpayers in 2017, according to Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer, touting his own healthcare plan on the campaign trail, Kentucky.com reported. Article

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> The pending Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act has the potential to harm patients, according to a right-of-center think tank. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a case that challenges the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a creation of the Affordable Care Act that was designed as a safety valve if projected Medicare spending exceeds a particular limit. Article

And Finally … I said don't eat my salsa. Article