HHS rejects Indiana Medicaid ban on Planned Parenthood; Cancer patients strapped for doctor appointments;

> Human & Health Services yesterday rejected Indiana's changes to Medicaid that banned funds to Planned Parenthood. Medicaid Administrator Don Berwick warned other states that federal law requires Medicaid beneficiaries to obtain services and that states cannot illegally prevent beneficiaries from receiving those services, reports the Associated Press. Article

> Two-thirds of new cancer patients cannot schedule oncology appointments because of required referrals, paperwork, and sharing medical and test records, reports ScienceDaily. Article

> The fear of dying leads to poorer patients outcomes, according to BBC News. Heart attack patients who had an intense fear of dying experienced more inflammation. Article

> Children living in complex family situations are often left behind when it comes to health reform benefits, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute. Study

> Cancer costs are higher for patients with individual insurance compared to patients who have employer insurances, reports Reuters. Article

And Finally... Top 10 countries with the best work-life balance. Article