Group files antitrust lawsuit against UnitedHealth; Republican leaders voice intent to continue repeal of ACA;

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> California-based Caved Consulting Group filed another lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group claiming the insurer obtained its patients fraudulently and violated federal antitrust laws, reports Reuters. Article

> Illinois-based Wheaton College will no longer offer its students health insurance coverage, citing opposition to the Affordable Care Act's mandate to provide contraceptives, which the college opposes for religious reasons, reports Crain's Chicago Business. Article

> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) reiterated their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act through the budget reconciliation process. Statements

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> It's a priority for Sunrise Community Health in Northern Colorado, which serves a large Spanish-speaking population, to provide care for patients in the language they're most comfortable, as it is for other medical groups in the community. Article

> The industry increasingly is calling upon nonphysician practitioners (NPP) such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners to help expand healthcare access and optimize physician efficiency. And according to Medicare billing records, NPPs have certainly stepped up to the plate. Article

And finally … These champions butter believe it. Article



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