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> Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed the state's Medicaid expansion bill Thursday, extending insurance coverage to 45,000 Montanans, Kaiser Health News reported. Montana joins 28 other states and the District of Columbia in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Article

> The 100 Americans over the age of 100 surveyed by UnitedHealth, which covers roughly one-third of the country's 50,000 centenarians, said they didn't start to feel old until they were 87. They also attributed a positive attitude to maintaining a long, happy life. Statement

> The California legislature postponed a vote on a bill that would force drug manufacturers to disclose their costs, the Wall Street Journal reported. Several other states have posed similar bills, but none have been brought to a vote. Article

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> Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, discharges and revenue are up and care costs for low-income patients are down, at least in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Article

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> Although data analytics are seen as a way to improve care and save money, only 10 percent of organizations use advanced tools to capitalize on information, according to a new survey from KPMG. Article

And finally … No, go ahead, turkey, make yourself at home. Article