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> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and the Texas Medical Association have launched an accountable care organization. The organizations call the pairing of an insurer and state medical association a first-of-its-kind agreement. Statement

> Wyoming's Senate has voted against the plan of Gov. Matt Mead (R) to expand Medicaid, according to Reuters. Opponents of the measure voiced concerns about a complicated and costly implementation. Article

> Efforts to boost Latino enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans have proven difficult, Kaiser Health News reported. Language barriers, extra paperwork and a need for in-person assistance all complicate the process. Article

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