Clinton proposes cuts to out-of-pocket costs; Utah will unveil Medicaid expansion plan;

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> Lawmakers in Utah are expected to roll out a plan this week to expand Medicaid eligibility in the state. The plan would likely include some sort of assessment on hospitals and other providers that would amount to $50 million a year, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. Article

> Turing Pharmceuticals is not the only drug company that has dramatically increased prices on old-line drugs in recent years, but the scrutiny its behavior has drawn has potential to impact the entire sector, according to NBC News. Article

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> Presidential Democratic candidate hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed a variety of policy changes intended to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for patients. Article

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> Hospitals that use their infectious disease specialists only to reduce hospital-acquired infections and prevent the spread of contagious diseases aren't maximizing their full potential, according to a blog post at Hospital & Health Networks Daily. Article

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The global healthcare industry is much more susceptible to hacking and other privacy attacks, according to a new report. The research, published by Raytheon | Websense Security Labs, notes that compared to the average industry, healthcare entities are plagued by 340 percent more incidents. Article

And finally... Can a monkey own a copyright to a selfie? Article

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