Taxpayers who got ACA help recieved an average $729 less on their returns this year; Florida House ends session early over Medicaid expansion dispute;

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> Carolinas HealthCare System and UnitedHealthcare have signed a new contract for all Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals and physicians in the metro Charlotte area, retroactive to March 1, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. Article

> Two out of every three taxpayers who used the Affordable Care Act to help pay for health insurance owed some of the money back during tax season, averaging a $729 smaller refund, the Kansas City Star reported. Article

> The Republican-led Florida state House ended its session three days early, leaving hundreds of bills unfinished, due to an ongoing dispute with the state Senate over Medicaid expansion, which the Republican-led Senate supports, according to Kaiser Health News. Article                                       

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> Two years after federal agents arrested David and Scott Nicoll, owners of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. in New Jersey, for orchestrating a 37-person, $200 million fraud scheme, CNBC is pulling back the curtain on how that scheme evolved. Article

> Federal investigators have seized more than $100 million from the owners of 1-800-GET-THIN, the intensely marketed and highly popular company that provided Lap-Band weight-loss surgery. The seizure, which has been criticized by defense lawyers, is part of an ongoing investigation into the company's billing practices. Article

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