Ohio Medicaid may not get renewed; CDC under fire for handling of Ebola cases;

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> The roundabout way that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was able to expand Medicaid eligibility is up for renewal and may be blocked, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Although only a handful of patients in the United States have either been diagnosed or treated for the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been at the center of a firestorm of criticism, the Washington Post has reported. Article

> Hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin, are using a $9.5 million federal grant to better coordinate care among hospitals and other providers, the Wisconsin State Journal has reported. Article

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> If the average patient's ability to understand medical information is poor, the U.S. public's comprehension of the current healthcare/insurance system is in dire need of improvement. For example, about half of health consumers with private insurance admit to not fully knowing what their benefits cover, according to a recent survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Article

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> Spurred by drastic growth in telehome technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new report published by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research. Article

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