Healthcare delivery behind bars; NH Senate approves Medicaid expansion;

News From Around The Web

> What does healthcare delivery look like behind bars? The longtime sheriff of Hampden County, Mass. discusses it in depth in Health Affairs. Article

> The New Hampshire Senate voted to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, moving the Granite State closer to becoming the 26th state to adopt the program, the New York Times. Article

> Two new surveys show that the Affordable Care Act has made little headway in signing up Americans who currently lack healthcare coverage. However, The Washinton Post reports that data suggests that many of those reluctant to obtain coverage believe they can't afford it but have yet to research the issue. Article

Provider News

> The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS. Article

> Rhode Island Hospital in Providence appears poised to become the first hospital in the nation to test Google Glass for real-time emergency room care, according to a report by the Providence Journal. Article

And finally... Hymnal singing wakes teen from coma. Article

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