Texas has nation's highest rate of uninsured; Penn State backs off on health insurance surcharge;

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> According to Census data, Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and the largest number of children without coverage--more than 850,000. Article

> Pennsylvania State University backed off on imposing a $100 monthly health insurance surcharge on employees who didn't answer a probing questionnaire and take a physical exam. Article

> After more than a dozen states introduced measures intended to restrict the ability of healthcare navigators, the Obama administration initiated its own fraud crackdowns. Article

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> Medical errors leading to patient death are much higher than previously thought, and may be as high as 400,000 deaths a year, according to a new study in the Journal of Patient Safety. The latest numbers are dramatically higher than those in the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System, which estimated that up to 98,000 people a year die because of hospital mistakes. Article

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> Limited resources will keep federal watchdogs from conducting reviews of draft and final security plans for health insurance exchange sites created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a federal investigator who spoke to Nextgov. Article

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