OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Digging in on Medicare

Another 'no': The federal government will be running Pennsylvania's insurance exchange, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday.

"[Pennsylvania] will not move forward with a state-based health exchange because there are too many unknowns with too little time, not enough flexibility and too high a cost to our taxpayers," Corbett said.

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Thursday's agenda

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. State health officials and and others will discuss the state of the law's insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the cost and care associated with people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.


State by state

Fla. governor wants to talk healthcare with Obama

Abortion regs that prompted 'vagina' controversy get Michigan Senate approval

Planned Parenthood challenges Wis. medication-induced abortion law

R.I. submits blueprint for Health Benefits Exchange

Calif. psychiatrists paid $400k shows bidding war

Funds sought to implement Kan. Medicaid changes


Lobbying registrations

Van Scoyoc Associates / VGM Group

The Ferguson Group / Magic Johnson Foundation

Alpine Group / Grace Health System


Reading list

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