Medicaid expansion left out of Va. budget; out-of-pocket costs for type 2 diabetes soar;

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> Even though Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) made Medicaid expansion a priority, Democrats gave into Republican demands to leave out the expansion on the state budget, due June 30, reports the New York Times. Article

> Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) wrote a letter to new Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on her second day in office, saying that there is no current provision stating where funding to operate the risk corridor program should come from. Letter (.pdf)

> Out-of-pocket costs for type 2 diabetes patients have continued to soar--in 2000, patients paid median costs of $19 per prescription, which climbed to $36 in 2010, according to MedPage Today. Article

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> U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) has written a letter to the acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs asking for an investigation into possible irregularities in the radiology department at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, the Augusta Chronicle has reported. Article

> Among men treated for prostate cancer, those who were treated with radiation therapy were more likely to develop bladder or rectal cancer according to a study out of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Article

And Finally... I blame it on the freakishly large bugs. Article