Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed important Medi-Cal bill; HHS funded WebMD $14M to promote ACA;

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> Connect for Health Colorado managers expect to lose nearly 30 percent of enrollees this year, reports Health News Colorado. They'll start the next open enrollment period with roughly 114,000 enrollees. Article

> California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill Thursday that would have limited Medi-Cal estate recovery only to the costs of enrollees' long-term care, reports San Jose Mercury News. Article

> Over the last three years, the Department of Health and Human Services has been paying WebMD nearly $14 million to promote the Affordable Care Act, reports The Hill. Article

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> Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, Virginia, may expand its trial bundled payment program for total joint replacement, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Article

> It's generally accepted that the rates of surgery patients vary across small and large geographical regions across the county. But the reasons for such huge variations are complicated, Stateline reported. Article

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