Hospital to relinquish Catholic status after acquisition; HHS says exchange implementation will cost extra $1.5B

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> A government-commissioned evaluation in the U.K. concluded the public thinks patient satisfaction surveys are unnecessary and should be abandoned in their current form because they could be misleadingly negative about the NHS, The Guardian reported. Article

> The Louisiana attorney general's office said Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to sell Louisiana State University hospitals to private operators doesn't need state legislature approval, reported WWLTV and the Associated Press. Article

> Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital will give up its Catholic hospital status after Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center completes its acquisition deal, Crain's Chicago Business reported. Article

> Following the high-profile racial discrimination lawsuit filed by black nurses at Hurley Medical Center, another Hurley employee is suing the Michigan hospital, claiming he is being discriminated against because he is white, according to Michigan Live. Article

Health Insurance News

> A California court has decided Anthem Blue Cross must pay a physician $3.8 million for wrongfully excluding him from its network. Article

> It appears health insurance exchanges are proving more costly to implement than the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services initially thought, which is why the agency has requested an additional $1.5 billion to create the online marketplaces. Article

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