PreferredOne to stop selling plans on exchange; North Carolina looks to expand Medicaid;

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> Today in Virginia, lawmakers will hold a special session to discuss the ongoing debate of whether the state should use federal funds to provide low-income residents with healthcare coverage, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Officials estimate this decision could benefit up to 400,000 residents. Article

>  Minnesota-based PreferredOne announced Tuesday that it will no longer offer plans through the health insurance exchange in 2015. For those who purchased PreferredOne plans will continue to have coverage for the remainder of 2014. Announcement

> North Carolina may begin possible negotiations to expand Medicaid, reports the Associated Press. Article

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> In the modern healthcare era, providers must embrace mergers and acquisitions to manage population health, argues an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. Article

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