Burwell to new governors: Call me to talk Medicaid expansion; Colorado Medicaid program saved $31M;

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> While the Obama administration encouraged insurers to keep premiums low, it fueled the trend toward high deductible plans. These consumers are now turning to community health centers that are free, or nearly free, to receive care, reports Fox News. Article

> Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell stated that Medicaid expansion is a top priority for HHS, in a speech to the National Association of Medicaid Directors, reports The Hill. After today's midterm elections, she urged newly elected governors to call her if they're interested in expanding. Article

> Colorado's Medicaid program saved $31 million on medical services last year, reports the Denver Post. Article

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> Hospitals continue to push back against the 0.2 percent Inpatient Prospective Payment System cut imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services during the 2014 fiscal year. Article

> Hospitals are in an uproar over Genetech's plan to greatly increase the prices it charges for cancer drugs, Time magazine has reported. Article

And finally … "Election day is not a comedy." Except when it is, of course. Article