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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    | 07/30/14 03:39 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria...
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  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    | 07/30/14 03:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators...
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  • Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

    | 07/30/14 03:26 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally...
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