Ted Cruz against SGR fix; Array Health partners with HealthEquity to provide HSAs and FSAs in Arizona

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> Array Health has partnered with Utah-based HealthEquity to launch a private online exchange platform for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and to provide access to Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts, the Phoenix Business Journal reported. Article

> Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) became the first presidential hopeful to opposed the $200 million Medicare "doc fix," saying he will vote against it when it comes to the Senate floor, as it "institutionalizes and expands Obamacare policies," the Hill reported. Article

Provider News

> The Senate Tuesday night overwhelmingly passed a bill to do away with the controversial Sustainable Growth Rate formula, a mechanism used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians. Article

> Few patients or providers will admit they enjoy all the paperwork involved in healthcare, but according to a new survey, this overabundance of red tape may even cause patients to skip the hospital or doctor's office entirely. Article

And Finally… Oh, that kind of bird. Article