GOP-controlled Senate likely won't vote to repeal ACA; Coney Island Hospital receives insufficient post-Sandy aid;

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> Although the Senate has fallen back into GOP control, the Wall Street Journal reported that repealing the Affordable Care Act is not likely to be on its legislative agenda. Article

> Coney Island Hospital sustained some $700 million in damage from Superstorm Sandy. However, state and federal aid to the facility has barely topped $50 million, the New York Daily News reported. Article

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> A new 42,000 square-foot emergency room at Florida Hospital Tampa's campus will take a new approach to emergency care, according to a report from the Tampa Tribune. Article

> The Obama administration plans to close a loophole in the Affordable Care Act that allows large companies to refuse to cover inpatient hospital stays in any of their health insurance plans, according to USA Today. Article

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> The financial impact on the medical device industry from the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that went into effect in January 2013 as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act should be "relatively small," according to a new report published this week by Congressional Research Service. Article

And Finally... A bridge too far. Article