New York law considered model for surprise bills; Alaska governor to make proposal for expanding Medicaid;

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> A new law in New York is considered a model for allowing patients to avoid surprise medical bills, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

> Alaska independent Gov. Bill Walker introduced a new plan to expand Medicaid eligibility, but will likely run into considerable opposition from the GOP-controlled legislature, according to Reuters. Article

> A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that the rate of uninsured has dropped significantly among minority groups. Report (.pdf)

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Forty-five percent of healthcare workers have not received a pay raise in the last year, and nearly 3 in 4 said that they would leave their current employer for a higher paying position elsewhere, according to a new survey by Health eCareers. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The demand for wireless and streamlined health devices has led to growth in the patient monitoring market, which currently boasts a global valuation of $31.4 billion, according to a report from Kalorama Information. Article

And finally...CDC says kissing pet chicken can spread salmonella. Article