Hospitals dominate nonprofit healthcare M&A; Massachusetts rejects physician-assisted suicide;

> Most voters in some of the most-populous states--California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin--said they are in favor of keeping the healthcare reform law as is or expanding it rather than repealing or amending it, CNN reported. Article

> Eight of the top 10 deals between Jan. 1, 2007, and June 30, 2012, involved the acquisition of not-for-profit hospital organizations by other hospital organizations, according to Irving Levin Associates. Report

> In light of Hurricane Sandy media coverage, hospital administrators should re-examine their evacuation planning and how decisions were made before storms, as well as bolster their defenses, according to an editorial in The New York Times. Op-ed

> Massachusetts rejected a ballot question on physician-assisted suicide, reported The Boston Globe. Question two on the Massachusetts ballot was modeled after the Oregon law and would have allowed physicians to prescribe life-ending medications to patients who have less than six months to live. Article

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