Miscommunications lead to giving up good health coverage; Drug overdoses now leading cause of accidental death;

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> Miscommunications and misunderstandings have led to some individuals giving up exchange-based insurance for skimpy employer plans that don't even offer hospital coverage, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

> Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to AHA News NowArticle

> A big New Jersey nursing union has filed unfair labor practice charges against Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital in Jersey City for pressuring them not to back legislation that would end surprise hospital bills for patients. Article

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> Patients who are readmitted to the hospital when complications occur after a major surgery are more likely to survive if they return to the facility where that original surgery took place, a new study finds. Article

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> Forty-six Democrats joined 234 Republicans in the House who voted Thursday to repeal the much-maligned medical device tax, The Washington Times has reported. The bill would eliminate the 2.3 percent excise tax enacted in the Affordable Care Act. Article

And finally...Post-surgical haze leads to viral Pac-Man video. Article