WA's insurance enrollment exceeds projections; Rural GA among most expensive in country for insurance;

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> Washington state's health insurance exchange has signed up more than 172,000 residents to date, exceeding projections, according to the Spokesman-ReviewArticle

> A mostly rural part of Georgia with very modest incomes is among the most expensive places in the country to obtain health insurance, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> More than 25,000 Missourians have enrolled in Medicaid via its health insurance exchange, but the state has yet to put them on the rolls due to what it claims are errors in their applications, according to the St. Louis-Post Dispatch. Article

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> Older, more experienced nurses are more likely to score a full-time job in magnet hospitals than recent nursing graduates, according to an ongoing study by researchers from New York University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Article

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> A database that tracks the disbursement of prescription drugs in New York has helped the state to slash incidences of doctor shopping by 75 percent, according to state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. Article

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