In This Issue:

- Top News

..Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown Yields No Major Changes to Health Care Law

..Problems with Website Continue; HHS Working to Fix Issues

..Kaiser Study Suggests that 5 Million Could Fall into “Coverage Gap” in States that Have Declined Medicaid Expansion

..Medical Device Manufacturer Sues OIG over Recent Fraud Alert

- State News

..Ohio Approves Medicaid Expansion

..California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Non-Physicians to Perform Abortions

..Some State Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle to Attract and Keep Insurers

- Regulatory News

- Additional Reading

- Federal Register

- For More Information

- Excerpt from Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown Yields No Major Changes to Health Care Law:

Congress passed legislation on October 16 to end the shutdown that began October 1 and raise the nation’s debt ceiling as part of a last-minute deal to avoid a default by the federal government. The measure, which easily passed both the House and Senate, will provide funding for the federal government through January 15 and raise the debt ceiling through February 7.

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