Obama administrations backpedals a bit on Florida hospital funding; House committee leaves 340B program alone; Medicaid expansion cut uninsured rate dramatically

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> The Obama Administration has backtracked slightly in its stalemate with Florida over funding for low-income patients in Sunshine State hospitals, but has still proposed cutting reimbursement $1.6 billion over the next two years, the National Journal reported. Article

> The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved the 21st Century Cures bill without proposing any changes to the 340B program, The Hill reported. Article

> Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act has cut the rate of uninsured nationwide from 12 percent to 8 percent, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

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> Environmentally friendly hospital redesigns, once considered just a bonus, are increasingly necessary within the healthcare industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> A pediatric telemedicine program can improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction while also saving money, according to new research from the University of California Davis Children's Hospital. Article

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