CMS stops funding to Texas hospital for patient safety issues; HHS rejects first state-run exchange;

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> The Minnesota Nurses Association outlined its legislative proposal that would require mandatory staffing ratios based on patient volume and unit type, the Associated Press reported. The state's hospital association says medical staffing decisions should be handled by professionals and not lawmakers. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services halted funding to another Texas hospital for patient safety issues, according to WFAA. An investigation found gaps in patient safety at Renaissance Hospital Terrell that contributed to at least two deaths. Article

> Southeast Arizona Medical Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Douglas Daily Dispatch reported. The hospitals says it has no plans to cut the number of workers or hours. Article

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> Mississippi has become the first state to get blocked from running its own health insurance exchange after infighting between the governor and insurance commissioner led the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to reject the state's proposal. Article

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