Americans still divided on ACA effects; VA hospital disciplines drunk nurse;

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> The union representing nurses at Rhode Island's Memorial Hospital condemned its parent company's announcement it would scale back services, according to WRPI. Article

> A survey from National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health found broad variation in Americans' views on the effects of the Affordable Care Act. Article

> Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital in Pennsylvania has initiated disciplinary action against a nurse who assisted in surgery while drunk, according to the Times-Tribune. Article

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> Connecticut's governor has placed a moratorium on many forms of hospital mergers within his state, expressing concerns that such transactions are driving up healthcare costs, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> Hospitals in states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are taking a financial hit, according to RevCycle Intelligence. Article

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