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In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Physicians Predict ‘BREXIT’ From Medicare

According to a Medscape Medical News survey, four of 10 physicians in solo or small group practices say the new payment system under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will lead to many physicians dropping out as Medicare providers because of its “punishing penalties,” the survey notes.

Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office on December 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Connecticut Obamacare Co-Op Going Out of Business

HealthyCT – a nonprofit health insurance plan set up under the president’s signature health care reform, is one of 23 original Obamacare co-ops and the 14th to fail since they began selling their health insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges.

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New Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect In California

California Parents saw the institution of a new vaccine mandate on Friday barring new students from entering or seventh graders from advancing in school unless they have a list of shots required by the state pushing some parents to move out of state.

A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound at the maternity of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) in Guatemala City on February 2, 2016. Zika virus

CDC: 234 Pregnant Women in America Carrying Zika Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed that six infants have been born in U.S. states with birth defects following their mother’s infection with the Zika virus. 234 women in the continental United States have tested positive for Zika.