Tennessee CO-OP enters runoff process; Utah's latest Medicaid expansion plan fails;

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> Tennessee's Community Health Alliance, a consumer-operated and -oriented plan (CO-OP), announced it will enter a state-approved runoff that allows it to wind down its business operations while still paying claims that it owes. The CO-OP froze its enrollment in January, though it said at the time it was "a preventive measure to support the viability of CHA." Announcement

> Utah lawmakers have struck down the state's latest attempt to expand its Medicaid program, known as Utah Access Plus, citing concerns about costs and opposition from medical providers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Article

> Low-income Virginians with HIV experienced better health outcomes when enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans compared to those who received care under the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, a study from the University of Virginia found. Announcement

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> Safety-net hospitals experience higher mortality, complication and readmission rates--along with higher costs--for nine common elective surgical procedures, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery. Article

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> Despite some stumbles in the past couple years, genetics company 23andMe is making a comeback. Article

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