Judge allows House case against ACA to proceed; Baltimore hospitals go on hiring spree;

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> A federal judge has decided that the U.S. House of Representatives has standing over a lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding funding portions of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Hospitals and healthcare systems in the Baltimore area have asked for slight price increases from state regulators to permit them to hire 1,000 new employees. The jobs initiative is in response to the dire conditions in some of Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods, the Baltimore Sun has reported. Article

> Illinois has passed a law that cracks down on hospitals who bill rape victims for forensic medical examinations, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

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> Providers continue to struggle with how to address unconscious care quality disparities, but a new plan from the federal goverment aims to reduce inequities in healthcare for underserved, high-risk populations. Article

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> A new website developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is set to become a one-stop-shop for service members to get information on agency services, according to Federal News Radio. The new site, Vets.gov, will become a "harbor," pulling information in from the VA's other sites, according to Chief Veterans Experience Officer Tom Allin. Article

And Finally... Kindergartners tunnel out of school. Article