GOP governors who want to expand Medicaid meet resistance; Tenet may start up CT hospital negotiations again;

News From Around The Web

> Although more Republican governors prefer their states expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers' resistance often blocks their desire, the Associated Press reported. Article

> An official with Tenet Healthcare Corp. is expected to meet with Connecticut lawmakers, possibly signaling an attempt to jump-start the company's ill-fated attempt to purchase four financially distressed hospitals in the state, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> The refusal of Catholic hospitals to perform tubal ligations during a C-section may violate standards of care by subjecting patients to a second surgical procedure, the Atlantic magazine reported. Article

Provider News

> With the spotlight trained on problems with accountability and care quality at the nation's military hospitals, these facilities should look to some of Boston's largest hospitals for guidance on how to right the ship, according to an editorial from the Boston Globe. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The Mayo Clinic Health System, in partnership with Austin Public Schools, is working to improve care at education facilities through the use of Mayo Clinic Health Connection. Article

And finally...Tooth extraction meets golfing. Article

Suggested Articles

The deal would combine two non-profit integrated health systems on the East Coast.

Humana has filed suit against the Trump administration over cost-sharing reduction payments.

Maven launched a new online tool to help patients assess the risks and benefits of different school and child care options.