ALSO NOTED: Doctor-owned insurer launches in OH; CO withdraws database proposal; and much more...

> A new doctor-owned health insurer is poised to launch in central Ohio. Article

> Colorado leaders have withdrawn a proposal to create a database of residents' names, social security numbers, employers and health coverage information. Article

> Milwaukee's Columbia St. Mary's and Froedtert & Community Health have agreed in principle to merge. Article

> Workers at Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals in Kentucky have gone on strike after contract talks failed. Article

> A view from the other side: A New York medical malpractice attorney tells consumers why they shouldn't be dissuaded from suing doctors. Blog

And Finally... Brian Dolan, editor of our sister publication FierceWireless, describes his encounter with a robotic doctor at a Qualcomm press conference. Editorial