NC Blues reverses course on canceled family coverage for some same-sex couples; Telehealth continues to surge in popularity despite flaws;

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> In an about-face, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will allow same-sex married and domestic couples to purchase new family coverage on or off the state exchange, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. The notification came with an apology from President and CEO Brad Wilson for the previously canceled coverage. Article

> Florida has been setting up an online insurance exchange that is separate from HealthCare.gov to offer small business-owners and adults coverage not provided by the Affordable Care Act or employer-sponsored plans, according to the Marco Island Sun Times. Article

> Michigan's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit properly managed its resources between fiscal years 2010 and 2012, with $144 million in recoveries, 64 convictions, and 53 civil judgments and settlements, according to a newly released audit from the Office of Inspector General. Audit

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> Telehealth saves money and trips to the doctor's office, but does it put too many chefs in the kitchen? Article

> The U.S. Department of Defense has kicked off procurement for its new EHR system by releasing a draft request for proposals. Article

And Finally... Cruel, unusual and high-calorie punishment. Article

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