Fractious Alabama lawmakers vote resolution against Medicaid expansion; Public opinion on ACA shifts in its favor;

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> A fractious state Senate in Alabama voted in favor of a resolution not to expand Medicaid eligibility, a move criticized by the body's Democratic lawmakers, the Montgomery Advertiser reported. Article

> Public opinion about the Affordable Care Act shifted toward the positive, the first time in three years it has done so, Politico has reported. Article

> L.A. Care, the Medicaid managed care plan in Los Angeles County, will allow enrollees to pay its premiums with cash, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

Provider News

> A new study that found patients are more likely to experience hospital-acquired conditions during the weekend raises important questions about what causes HACs and highlights how much work the industry must do to cut down on these adverse events, according to an accompanying opinion piece. Article

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> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on clinical trial data in an effort to make it easier to apply data collected abroad in the United States. The guidance highlights 74 considerations that apply when using data collected outside the U.S. Article

And finally...Brain tumor was patient's embryonic twin. Article

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