HHS: Most Latinos would get coverage if all states expanded Medicaid; Nursing home residents shifted into Medicaid managed care;

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> A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that if every state expanded Medicaid, 95 percent of the nation's Latino population would have access to coverage via Medicaid and CHIP programs or through subsidized coverage via the private health insurance exchanges. Report (.pdf)

> Tens of thousands of low-income residents of nursing homes are being shifted into Medicaid managed care, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> Conservative groups are organizing to fight a potential amendment in the Louisiana constitution that would require a statewide voter referendum as to whether the state should expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Greater New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

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> Healthcare employees have the highest stress levels and complaint rates of any industry, a recent CareerBuilder survey found. Sixty-nine percent of healthcare respondents said they feel stressed in their current jobs, with 17 percent describing themselves as highly stressed, according to the survey findings. Article

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> Most physicians responding to a newly published survey by Medical Economics this week are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems. What's more, close to 70 percent of the survey's 1,000 respondents said that the Meaningful Use Incentive Program has not been worth the headaches involved with implementation and use of such systems. Article

And finally...New father smokes pot in the hospital maternity ward. Article

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