Woman's Medicaid coverage terminated after program believed she was dead; National Association of Health Underwriters applauds law to repeal small-group expansion;

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> A woman in Brooklyn, New York, says her Medicaid benefits were terminated after the program believed her to be dead, reports the Associated Press. The issue was caused by a computer error and could take weeks to resolve. Article

> Despite 9 million Americans gaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, 33 million consumers still went without coverage in 2014. And as FiveThirtyEight points out, most of the 33 million were poor, black and Hispanic, while 4.5 million were children. Article

> The National Association of Health Underwriters announced its support for the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, the bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) and Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) that aims to repeal the small-group expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Announcement (.pdf)

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> Even as oncologists begin to decry the high cost of cancer care, they are under pressure by their hospitals to identify wealthier patients and solicit them for donations. Article

> A collaborative effort of New Jersey's hospitals has borne significant clinical and financial fruit, according to data released by that state's hospital association. Article

And finally … Just don't let your dog drive. Article

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