Cuomo raises taxes to pay for New York's exchange; Obama plans to veto GOP's ACA-repeal bill;

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> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) new budget levies a $69 million tax (roughly $25 per insured person) on health insurance policies to pay for the state's health insurance exchange, the New York Post reported. Article

> President Obama is threatening to veto a Republican bill intended to repeal his signature healthcare reform law, which is expected to face a vote in the House later this week, according to ABCNews. Article

> California's Senate Health Committee chairman Ed Hernandez (D) says he wants to learn more about health spending inefficiencies, Capital Public Radio reported. Article

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> President Barack Obama's 2016 budget details a number of proposals with implications for healthcare providers--chief among them an initiative that would use patients' genetic profiles to allow doctors to design personalized treatments. Article

> One of the most pressing challenges among rural healthcare providers is the dearth of doctors in nonmetropolitan areas, an issue that several states have recently pushed to address. Article

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