Most exchange enrollees in Medicaid; ACA still has support in polls;

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> There have been a lot of signups on the state's health insurance exchanges--primarily Medicaid enrollees. In some states, up to 90 percent of initial enrollees have signed up for Medicaid. But policy experts caution the early signups do not indicate an overall trend, according to the Washington PostArticle

> Although a new poll shows both Republican and Democrats critical of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, support for the law still has a solid plurality, suggesting that many are taking a wait-and-see attitude about how the implementation unfolds, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to expedite a lawsuit challenging Gov. John Kasich's use of an obscure board to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, with arguments over the litigation expected to be heard by next month, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Article

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> U.S. hospitals should follow Indian hospitals' example to cut costs without a decrease in quality, according to a Washington Post editorial. India's healthcare system may have its own problems, but research has "uncovered nine private hospitals that provide quality healthcare at a fraction of U.S. prices," write Vijay Govindarajan, a professor of international business at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and Ravi Ramamurti, director of Northeastern University's Center for Emerging Markets. Article

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> Top executives at several health IT companies disagreed on  the impact of big data on healthcare during a recent panel discussion at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Clinical Innovation + Technology reported. Michael Weintraub, chairman and CEO of Boston-based Humedica Inc., talked about "seven-figure reductions in costs by keeping people out of the emergency department, pushing information to ensure follow up and compliance with medications." He also talked about hospitals used big data to cut readmissions of heart patients by 75 percent. Article

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