TX plan would reallocate women cancer screening funds; CA group says counties need to cover more uninsured;

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> A proposed reallocation of public money for cancer screening for poor women in Texas could leave dozens of clinics that perform screenings without funding to do so, the Texas Tribune reported. Article

> A California advocacy group says the state's 58 counties need to strengthen their programs to serve the remaining 3 million residents who lack insurance, about half of whom are barred due to their immigration status, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon,  a Democrat in a conservative state, has proposed a Medicaid expansion plan that would tie cost-sharing to the willingness of enrollees to work or seek employment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Article

Provider News

> Getting nurses and doctors on the same page is integral to providing the best possible patient outcomes, and one conflict-ridden hospital's successful effort to improve teamwork offers salient lessons for other healthcare leaders who want to do the same, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. Article

Healthcare IT News

The Health Information Trust Alliance has created a new framework based around de-identification of sensitive patient information, it announced this week. The framework provides guidance on use of de-identification in a simplified and streamlined way through standards and controls that also adhere to HIPAA's privacy rules. Article

And finally...250-year-old pretzel found. Article