UnitedHealth, Oscare to join Covered California; Senate votes down attempt at ACA repeal;

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> Humana has launced an initiative in California aimed at improving the health of young mothers, and it kicked off the campaign this Saturday in West Palm Beach with free seminars on topics such as prenatal and post-partum services and pediatric care, The Palm Beach Post reports. Article

> The U.S. Senate on Sunday rejected a Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a final vote that fell 49-43 along party lines, Politico reports. Article

> UnitedHealth and the New York-based startup health insurer Oscar are poised to join Covered California, the state's marketplace for ACA coverage, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

Health IT News

> There is increasing need for sophisticated technology workers in the industry, and education is one way to meet that need, according to Health and Human Services Department employees Michelle Washko and Jon White. Article

> The Department of Defense will announce the winner of its electronic health record system contract this week, a spokesperson has told PoliticoPro. Article

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