Medicaid cuts could hurt kids; Tenet reaches deal with unions at nine California hospitals;

> Medicaid cuts could hurt the health and financial needs of millions of children and other other vulnerable populations, according to a study from George Washington University. Report

> Tenet reaches a deal with unions at nine of its California hospitals, with 98 percent of members who voted approving the new three-year contract, reports the San Francisco Business Times. Article

> One-third of employers could drop healthcare coverage after reform kicks in, concludes a new report from McKinsey & Co, reports the Wall Street Journal. Article

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