Wyoming lawmakers use budget process to try and expand Medicaid; Low-income Californians generally satisfied with their care;

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> Wyoming lawmakers use the budget reconciliation process in an attempt to get Medicaid expansion passed, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Article

> A study by the Blue Shield of California finds low-income Californians are generally satisfied with the care they receive, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

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> Not long after news broke of two patient deaths linked to an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at a California hospital, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a warning that the design of a specialized endoscope may impede effective cleaning. Article

> A study recently published in JAMA Oncology suggests that patients do not ask for additional or pricier alternative treatments much of the time, blunting the assertion made by some doctors that they are merely accommodating their requests. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Three in five health IT professionals see government mandates as having a negative effect on the industry, according to a report from cloud-services vendor Peak 10. Ninety-four percent of those surveyed said those mandates affect IT strategy, and a majority of respondents said they lack the expertise to effectively comply with them. Article

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