Wyoming unlikely to expand Medicaid; Med schools shave year off coursework;

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> Lawmakers in Wyoming say the fight to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act  will continue to drag on, likely because of GOP resistance to accept federal funds in order to do so, Wyoming Public Media reports. Article

> The Washington Post's The Fact Checker column examines the Obama adminstration's claim that 3.9 million Americans have signed up for Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. Article

> Some medical schools are shaving off a year of education as a way to attract students who want to cut the time and debt associated with practicing medicine. Article

Provider News

> Public health systems and charity hospitals are creating their own insurance plans in an effort to attract a more stable class of patients and widen their customer base beyond their historically poor, underserved clients, according to the New York Times. Article

Healthcare IT News

> How ready would the federal government and health sector be if faced with a cyber attack? They're set to find out in March, when simulated attacks against healthcare networks--dubbed CyberRX--will test their vulnerability to hackers, Nextgov reports. Article

And finally...Health tip: Go 60 years without a bath. Article