California hospitals warn against Medi-Cal cuts; Maine Medical Center cuts jobs;

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> To enable better care for seniors, the California Hospital Association urges legislators to reverse Medi-Cal cuts. Statement

> Bristol Hospital CEO Kurt Barwis will meet with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as an attempt to diminish Malloy's concerns about for-profit hospitals entering the state, reported Hartford Business. Article

> Maine Medical Center announced yesterday it will eliminate 175 positions, lay off 50 employees and reduce compensation by 12.5 percent for top hospital administrators, according to the Bangor Daily News. Article

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>The average compensation for not-for-profit hospital chief executive officers in Maryland is far higher than the national average, reported the Delmarva Daily Times. Article

> Texas is still reluctant to expand the Medicaid program as part of the Affordable Care Act, but the federal government is offering flexibility in how the Lone Star State may proceed. Article

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