IL hospital group supports tax proposal; DC's only long-term, acute care facilities face bankruptcy;

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> The Illinois Hospital Association supports Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) call to keep the state's income tax at current levels to avoid healthcare cuts, the Southern Illinoisan reports. Article

> A petition by creditors may force the only long-term, acute-care facilities in Washington, D.C. into bankruptcy, according to the Washington Post. Article

Health Payer News

> Young adults spend about the same on out-of-pocket healthcare annually regardless of insurance status, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Article

Health IT News

> Cleveland Clinic CIO C. Martin Harris believes that healthcare technology must have functionality and the ability to truly interact with patients for it to have any value. Article

> Boston Children's Hospital has come under multiple attacks over the Easter holiday after the activist hacker group Anonymous took up the cause of a girl placed in state custody, according to The Boston Globe. Article

And Finally… Close call. Article