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WannaCry ransomware hit fewer than 10 US victims, DHS says

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While security experts were expecting a second wave of attacks this week, the outbreak has begun to slow.

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CMS streamlines direct enrollment by allowing full third-party enrollment, bypassing Healthcare.gov

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New process allows them to start and finish their application through a third-party website managed by direct enrollment partners.

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Conflicting JAMA reports highlight debate over reality of pending physician shortage

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New report says patient-to-doctor ratio shows "healthy surplus" of docs; other report says aging population will exacerbate shortage.

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Senate bill to expand reimbursement for telemedicine would cost $380 million over a decade, CBO says

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The cost of the Senate Finance Committee bipartisan bill to modernize Medicare would be offset by $455 million in savings.

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House Republicans look to Maine’s ‘invisible high-risk pool’ as model for future legislation

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The Maine pool earned higher marks than most state high-risk pools because it had a key ingredient: enough money.

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Office of Congressional Ethics examines New York Rep. Chris Collins’ role in attracting investors to Australian biotech

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Buffalo News cited unnamed sources who told the newspaper that the office began sending letters to investors seeking information.

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