States sending Obama administration mixed news on Medicaid expansion; More navigators to assist in upcoming enrollment season;

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> The Obama administration is receiving mixed news when it comes to states expanding Medicaid, reports USA Today. For instance, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) is all for a Medicaid compromise, while Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) may end up calling off the expansion. Article

> Saying most Americans decided long ago how they feel about the Affordable Care Act, some politicians won't focus their campaigns on the healthcare reform law for the upcoming election, according to The Des Moines Register. Article

> Navigators, counselors and in-person assisters are expected to play bigger roles in the upcoming open enrollment period, reports Politico. Article

Provider News

> The White House confirmed this weekend that officials will craft new guidelines for healthcare workers returning from West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, according to USA Today. Article

> Providers who better understand the specific uses of different kinds of laboratory tests order fewer unnecessary tests and provide better patient care, Medscape Medical News reported from the American Society for Clinical Pathology conference. Article

And finally … The strangest part of this Google maps hack? The guy "refers to all cats that are not geese as kittens." Article