Nancy Pelosi finds holes in Bernie Sanders' healthcare agenda; 8.9M consumers have signed up for Healthcare.gov coverage;

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> The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals submitted a plan that outlines how $131 million in cuts would be spread across the state's Medicaid program to address the current budget shortfall, according to an article on KALB.com. Article

> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says some of Bernie Sanders' tax and healthcare agenda items are unrealistic, the Washington Post reports. While appealing to liberals' instincts, they are out of touch in an era when Congress is so sharply divided, she says. Article

> With the final Jan. 31 deadline just days away, about 8.9 million consumers have signed-up for health coverage through the Healthcare.gov platform or had their coverage automatically renewed. Announcement

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> More hospitals across the country are taking steps to shift mental healthcare burdens to other settings beyond the emergency room. One innovative approach is Oregon Health & Science University's Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, which is a 24-hour resource for crisis resolution and mental health support. Article

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> The University of Southern California has picked eight partners to participate in its Virtual Care Clinic, with the goal of being available to patients through remote means, going beyond telemedicine models by using data collection systems, diagnostic and wearable sensors. Article

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