ALSO NOTED: Eldercare costs twice as high as expected; CT AG investigates Health Net; and much more...

> A recent study concludes that consumer out-of-pocket costs for eldercare are double what had previously been estimated. Article

> Connecticut's Attorney General is calling for sanctions against Health Net of Connecticut, contending that the plan is sending out messages to pharmacies which fraudulently deny coverage for some drugs covered under Medicaid. Article

> Beleaguered Well Care Health Plans, which was just raided by the FBI, HHS OIG's office and the Florida AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, may soon lose its contract with the Cleveland Clinic. Article

> Trend: Here's some more background on the growth of health system-backed retail clinics. Article

And Finally...  Don't be upset with the monkeys--they just want to experience the joys of suburbia. Article