California Dept. of Insurance to review Anthem-Cigna merger; An argument for more transparency in the ACA's 'millennial mandate'

> The California Department of Insurance will hold a public hearing today on Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna, California Healthline reports. The size of the state's health insurance market means the outcome of the review could make or break the deal. Article

> One of the most contentious issues in the state budget currently being debated by New York legislators is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to shift some of the state's Medicaid costs to New York City, Newsday reports. Article

> The way the Affordable Care Act is set up makes it impossible for voters to weigh the costs and benefits of the law's "millennial mandate"--or the provision that allows adults stay on a parent's health insurance through age 26, argues Forbes contributor Michael F. Cannon. Post

Healthcare News

> As part of the federal government's response to the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic, the Obama administration has announced a proposal that would allow physicians to issue more prescriptions for buprenorphine. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Mobile healthcare apps are creating a flow of patient-generated data in healthcare, but the data deluge is spurring researchers to double check validity and accuracy of the information attained, according to a report at Nature. Article

And finally… Clearly, he wasn't trained properly. Article

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