Middle-income Americans passing on subsidies; Hawaii Health System cutting costs, jobs

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> Middle income people who qualified for subsidies refrain to obtain coverage in fairly significant numbers, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Hawaii Health Systems Corp. will cut $28 million in expenses, including jobs, according to Pacific Business News. Article

Provider News

> The White House has released a new plan to combat antibiotic-resistant infections such as the recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes. The 60-page plan lays out efforts to fight antibiotic resistance over the next five years through significant investment and sweeping policy reforms across public health agencies. Article

> The Senate has delayed voting on the bill to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula until after it returns from its spring recess. Article

Healthcare IT News

> All too often, cybersecurity is treated as a feature that can be added on to healthcare technology as a separate entity, when instead, it should be built into such tools, according to health IT analyst Shahid Shah (aka, The Healthcare IT Guy). Article

And finally... ER visit doesn't stop police from handing out jaywalking tickets. Article


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