Calif. to cancel coverage to more than 10,000 residents; Pact first smartphone app to launch health plan;

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> California's state-run exchange, Covered California, enrolled more than 1.2 million people this past year. But the exchange is now expected to cancel coverage for 10,474 individuals who were unable to prove their citizenship, reports SF Gate. Article

> Health tracking app, Pact, became the first smartphone app to launch its own health plan on Tuesday, reports Forbes. The app looks to use individuals' health data to lower health costs. Article

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced Monday the company's first retail store will open on Nov. 8, in the town of Edina. Announcement

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> Medicaid anti-fraud efforts have been found wanting deep in the heart of Texas: The state's Health and Human Services Commission's Office of Inspector General did little to prevent fraud, took an average of more than three years to close cases and recovered only a small percentage of inappropriate payments, an audit report concluded. Article

> The first case directly involving a federal whistleblower is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, and experts say the high court's ruling in the Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean will have wide ripples that could reach into the health insurance industry. Article

And finally … Go ahead, try to read this story without saying "D'oh!" Article