Senate Republicans holding off reconciliation to pare back ACA; Opposition to Medicaid expansion still intense;

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> Persistent divisions among Senate Republicans have delayed an attempt to dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act using the budget reconciliation process, Politico reported. Article

> Despite the Obama administration's recent victory in the King v. Burwell case, opposition to Medicaid expansion in Southern and Midwestern states has continued unabated, according to Stateline. Article

> About a third of all hospital stays involve a mental or substance abuse disorder, according to a new study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Report

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> A program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville aims to train doctors in the business and personal skills they will need to become hospital administrators and leaders in their communities, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> A Florida hospital could be in hot water for a potential high-profile HIPAA violation. On Wednesday evening, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter tweeted a picture of a medical record allegedly obtained from Miami-based Jackson Health System for New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who reportedly had his right index finger amputated following a mishap with fireworks. Some reports indicated that Pierre-Paul had been treated at Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Florida, but a hospital representative with Broward told FierceHealthIT that Pierre-Paul had not been treated at that facility. Article

And Finally... Playable record etched into tortilla. Article

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