Gov. Pence's Medicaid expansion plan still on back burner; WellPoint largest insurer based on market share;

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> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's (R) medicaid expansion proposal, known as HIP 2.0, is a touchy subject among federal officials, who continue to draw out negotiations that could negatively impact 350,000 uninsured residents, reports the Post-Tribune. Article

> Highmark announced this week its plans to offer a new product, Total Health, that rewards members who choose practices that provide patient-centered medical home care. Announcement

> WellPoint was the largest health insurer by market share in 82 of 388 metropolitan areas, based on 2012 data, according to a study from the American Medical Association. Article

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> As the number of price transparency initiatives and organizations continues to pick up steam, George Washington University has created a list of the 14 most influential organizations in that realm. Article

> Although the open enrollment period for the first year of the Affordable Care Act ended months ago, enrollment in the Medicaid program is expected to record large increases again in the coming months. Article

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