Democratic candidates getting upper hand in gubernatorial races; IDSA wants national policy on anti-microbial resistance;

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> Democrats are gaining steam in several gubernatorial elections, which means they could push initiatives such as the expansion of Medicaid eligibility if they win those seats, NBC News reported. Article

> The Infectious Diseases Society of America called for a national policy on growing anti-microbial resistance, and is working with hospitals to strengthen their existing policies, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Maine's decision to cut back on Medicaid coverage has dropped thousands of low-income residents from the rolls and is hurting their ability to access care, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

Provider News

> Accountable care organizations are widespread throughout the healthcare industry and many experts hope they can significantly help improve quality care while driving down costs, especially as federal officials predict rising spending growth for the next several years. However, it's still uncertain whether ACOs can meet such high expectations. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The Federation of State Medical Boards' finalized model interstate licensure compact, unveiled last Friday, does not do enough to boost telemedicine access in a meaningful way, according to James Turner, senior policy counsel for the Health IT Now Coalition. Article

And Finally... Crisis averted. Article