10 million gained insurance from ACA; Many object to potential Partners Healthcare hospital purchases;

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> Ten million Americans gained healthcare insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a joint study by the federal government and Harvard University published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study (.pdf)

> A variety of interests have lodged protests with the Massachusetts state court judge who will sign off on a deal that will allow Partners Healthcare System to acquire three more hospitals in exchange for covenants intended to curb prices, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Kentucky's auditor conducts a statewide tour of rural hospitals to determine their fiscal health, which has been grim in recent years, the Morehead News reported. Article

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> Just as car manufacturing defined industry in the 20th century, healthcare, which employs one in 10 workers, drives the 21st century, and today's nurses find themselves in the same position as their former auto worker counterparts, according to The Economist. Article

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT isn't the only federal agency being accused by Congress of not knowing the limitations of its regulatory authority when it comes to health IT. Similar charges were leveled at the Federal Trade Commission by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing last week, HealthcareInfoSecurity reported. Article

And Finally... Three-year-old crashes family's jeep, then toddles home to watch cartoons. Article