Florida to invest in improving cancer treatment; Number of Iowa docs on the rise;

News From Around the Web

> Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) proposed the state invest $300 million over the next five years to improve cancer centers at the University of Miami and the University of Florida and help them achieve National Cancer Institute designation, and treat the large number of cancer patients in the state, the Miami Herald reported. Article

> The number of doctors in Iowa is on the rise--the state saw a 2 percent increase from 2012 to 2013, and a 12 percent jump since 2006, according to a new report form the Iowa Board of Medicine. Report

> The West Coast is home to patients who are happiest with their doctors, including No. 1 Portland and No. 4 Seattle, according to patient reviews compiled by ZocDoc. Report

Payer News

> As insurers increasingly become more consumer-centric, they often set out with a goal of pleasing the consumer. But one expert says that's a losing strategy. Article

> As private exchanges continue to build momentum, it's only a matter of time until they become the dominant sales channel for insurers. It's likely that in the near-future, payers will sell to all market segments via private single-insurer exchanges, according to a recent Array Health survey. Article

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