Florida woman removed from hospital dies; Mass. nurses union opposes pipeline;

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> A Florida woman died after being arrested and removed by force from the hospital where her relatives say she was denied care, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Article

> The Massachusetts Nurses Association has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline in the Bay State, citing health concerns, according to Wicked Local. Article

> Cancer survivors had less access to healthcare in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act even before the law, according to an analysis published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Announcement

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> Of the 23 consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs) launched under the Affordable Care Act, 12 will officially be closed Jan. 1. A new report examines the collapse of the largest CO-OP, blaming a breakdown in state oversight of the health insurance industry for its demise. Article

> Healthcare industry stakeholders--and particularly, insurers--have a lot to say about the government's proposed host of reforms for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Article

And Finally… Killing the messenger. Article