Covered California got subsidized insurance for 800,000; Medicaid expansion added more than 3.2 million enrollees;

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> Covered California helped 800,000 households in the Golden State find subsidized coverage in 2014, the state health insurance reported. Overall benefits averaged $5,200 per household. Statement

> In the first three months of 2014 alone, Medicaid expansion added more than 3.2 million enrollees to the federal insurance program, according to a government statement. Report (.pdf)

> The first year of the Obama administration's appeal to get millennials to sign up for health insurance used celebrities, Tweets and funny ads. This time around, the approach is more nuanced, Politico reported, and it includes partnerships with community colleges and job training centers. Article

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> Uncompensated care expenditures by hospitals increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2013, although the increase was relatively modest and was outstripped by moderations in total hospital operating expenses. Article

> The use of "patient navigators" can significantly reduce the overuse of emergency departments and the number of hospital readmissions, according to a recent study. Article

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