Insured encounter 'hidden costs' in ACA-mandated coverage; VA reports dramatic drop in MRSA infections;

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> Many insured Americans encounter hidden costs for care that was supposed to be covered by the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> The Department of Veterans Affairs reported a sharp dropoff in MRSA infection rates at its hospitals between 2007 and 2012, according to AHA News Now. Article

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> Despite a push at hospitals around the country and the world to combat rising antibiotic resistance, a new study finds hospitals give patients antibiotics that are more likely to promote drug resistance. Article

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> Robots may not be the most effective surgical tools compared to regular minimally invasive surgery, according to new research from Columbia University in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The technology is more expensive and has a higher rate of complications when removing ovaries and ovarian cysts, according to an article on the study in the Wall Street Journal. Article

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