Anti-ACA governor wants to grow healthcare jobs; Feds grant $67 million for healthcare reform promotion;

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> Despite the fact that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is against the Affordable Care Act and does not want to expand Medicaid, he has been campaigning to create more healthcare jobs in his state. Article

> The federal government has granted $67 million to a variety of patient advocacy groups and social organizations to help promote the Affordable Care Act to individuals. Article

> Some Pennsylvania State University employees are rebelling against a workplace initiative to push wellness by gathering biometric data in lieu of paying a monthly penalty. Article

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> New York hospitals saw surgical death rates decline over 10 years while the treatment of serious illnesses improved, according to a new report card from the Niagara Health Quality Coalition. Article

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> When Farzad Mostashari announced last week that he will step down as National Coordinator for Health IT this fall, speculation about his replacement immediately kicked into high gear. Some discussion naturally focused on Mostashari's top two deputies--David Muntz and Judy Murphy, but they're not the only names getting buzz. Article

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