Bernie Sanders pushes for Medicare-for-all healthcare system; Obama to visit Tennessee, urge state to expand Medicaid;

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> Presidential-nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing for a Medicare-for-all healthcare system, reports The Hill. Article

> In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies, various committee members call for action to improve education of Medicare beneficiaries as they reach program eligibility. Letter (.pdf)

> President Barack Obama is heading to Tennessee to urge state lawmakers to expand Medicaid in their state, reports the National Journal. Previously, HHS convinced reluctant states to expand the program by allowing them to use Medicaid dollars to pay for private insurance. Article

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> A New Jersey judge has thrown out the property tax exemption for one of the state's not-for-profit hospitals. Morristown Medical Center lost its property tax exemption when Tax Court Judge Vito Bianco had ruled that the hospital had so intermingled its not-for-profit and for-profit business ventures until the two were unrecognizable, according to Article

> When Neel Shah, M.D., projected a slide containing a medical bill at last week's Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual National Institute in Orlando, Florida, he quipped that its 30 seconds of screen time is the longest a doctor ever looks at a medical bill. Article

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