CA Medicaid program sued; ACA makes dent in racial disparities;

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> A consortium of healthcare advocacy and legal services groups filed suit against the state of California, claiming its backlog in processing Medicaid applications was the legal equivalent of denying care to those eligible to receive it, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> The Affordable Care Act has made a significant dent in the racial disparities in health insurance coverage in Connecticut, the Connecticut Mirror reported. Article

> SpendWell and PaySpan have joined forces to provide shoppable healthcare services for consumers. Article

Provider News

> Experts and doctors once involved in the Department of Veteran Affairs healthcare system said they don't believe the agency's Inspector General's report captured the impact delays in care had on veteran deaths during a heated hearing in front of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs this week. Article

Health IT News

> Provider-based health IT professionals stated their case for why they need more flexibility for Meaningful Use Stage 2 during a briefing at the Russell Senate Building in the District of Columbia on Tuesday. Article

And Fnally... Brain tumor successfully removed--from a goldfish. Article