Health Union System will cut 150 jobs; NYC healthcare workers approve one-day strike;

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> Indiana-based Union Health System will cut 150 jobs across the system by the end of 2014, the Tribune-Star reports. Article

> The annual rate of HIV diagnosis in the United States fell by one-third in the past ten years, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

> About 70,000 New York City members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East approved a day-long strike for July 31 if a contract dispute isn't resolved, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> The health insurance industry is urging lawmakers to amend the Affordable Care Act's medical-loss ratio provision, The Fiscal Times reported. It wants payments to brokers and agents excluded from administrative costs. Article

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> In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, health attorney Brad Thompson of Epstein Becker Green elaborates on what potential legislation for CDS could mean.  Article

And Finally… Self(ie)-incrimination. Article

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