AARP backs health IT for cost-cutting; NJ extends Medicaid agent fiscal contract;

> The AARP has thrown its formidable weight behind the use of healthcare IT as a means of lowering healthcare costs. Article

> New Jersey has extended the contract held by Unisys as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent and Medicaid Management Information System provider. Article

> Louisiana healthcare organizations should receive about $130 million from the federal government shortly, with the funds intended to help facilities affected by both recent hurricanes and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Article

> A new study has shown that two-thirds of New York state residents would rather pay higher taxes than address state budget deficits by cutting healthcare. Article

And Finally... Now there's a cake that will clear your sinuses. Article