Half of uninsured Americans won't sign up for health insurance; Mayo Clinic wants more medical research funding;

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> Half of uninsured Americans younger than 64 don't intend to get health coverage before the Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Article

> In the past six months, Missouri hospitals eliminated about 1,000 positions and put a hiring freeze on more than 2,100 vacant positions, according to the state hospital association, which wants the state to expand its Medicaid program, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Article

> The Mayo Clinic will aggressively pursue a larger share of the $900 million-plus spent annually by the Pentagon on medical research by opening a Department of Defense Medical Research office, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Article

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> An overwhelming majority of Medigap members--94 percent--are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new survey from America's Health Insurance Plans. What's more, 91 percent would recommend similar coverage to a friend or relative. Article

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> Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in partnership with the U.S. military, will design an "operating room of the future" that aims to enable emergency medical teams to quicken their responses to life-threatening injuries. Article

And Finally… Ruh roh. Article

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