Gov. Corbett plans to expand Pennsylvania Medicaid; Americans are healthier, longer-lived;

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> Americans' health and life expectancy have increased over the past 20 years, according to a new study from the American Public Health Association. Study Abstract

> After the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' recommendations put funding for 26 South Dakota hospitals in jeopardy, the state plans to push back, the Aberdeen News reports. Article

> Gov. Tom Corbett (R) has announced he will support Medicaid expansion in the state, but also submitted a lengthy list of conditions for the expansion, WHTM reports. Article

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> The hospital and healthcare system municipal bond market has been particularly weak in recent months, but the situation is far worse for facilities in states that are not expanding Medicaid. Article

> Hospitals in Indiana are cutting hundreds of jobs after apparently overbuilding--a phenomenon that has hit other parts of the country as well. Article

And Finally... No ferrets allowed. Article