Ohio Gov. John Kasich praises New Hampshire Medicaid expansion; HealthNow NY Inc. to pay $750K in fines to state;

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> Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich lauded the New Hampshire Legislature in a speech Wednesday, saying "lives have been saved" by its decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, as he did in his state, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Seventy-one percent of Americans think Medicare should invest in programs to reduce obesity, and 69 percent think Medicare should expand coverage to include prescription obesity medicines, according to a poll commissioned by The Gerontological Society of America. Announcement

> HealthNow NY Inc., the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, will pay the state $750,000 for failing to offer coverage to small groups between 2007 and 2013, Buffalo Business First reports. Article

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> Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations have continued to generate positive results, cutting admissions and emergency department use for numerous costly conditions, according to a report from the Oregon Health Authority. Article

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> Ensuring user privacy and keeping customer data safe must become non-issues before the healthcare industry will fully embrace mHealth wearables, according to new industry research. Article

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