As healthcare spending increases, so do obesity rates; WellPoint looks outside help for developing apps;

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> A new University of Missouri study has found that as states spend more money on healthcare, obesity rates actually increase. Announcement

> The Louisiana Civil Service Commission has rejected Louisiana State University's plan to privatize four hospitals, citing a lack of information, The Advocate reported. Article

> Following a 3.5 percent drop in patient volume, Virginia's Inova Health System laid off 147 employees across its five hospitals, the Washington Business Journal reported. Article

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> WellPoint is no good at developing its own mobile applications, so it's going to let the experts handle the job from now on, Rickey Tang, vice president, chief architect and chief technology officer at WellPoint, said Monday during the CITE Conference on consumer technologies in the workplace. Article

> Centene's subsidiary Kentucky Spirit can't leave the Kentucky Medicaid market early as it has threatened because it would be in breach of contract and subject to fines, a state court ruled Friday. Article

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