Louisiana to ban charging victims for rape kits; Questions on reopening of Baltimore clinics;

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> A new plan from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will prohibit hospitals from billing sexual assault victims for the cost of their medical exams, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

> A plan to reopen closed Baltimore health clinics as subsidiaries of a for-profit company is raising questions among former employees, according to the Baltimore Sun. Article

> Boston hospitals will be the subject of a reality-based tevision show, according to the Boston Business Journal. Article 

Health Finance News

> Will the Affordable Care Act actually add to the deficit in the coming years? Congressional Republicans, according to a recent Forbes op-ed piece, assert the ACA will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade, negating promises made by President Barack Obama. Article

> A shared office of the chief executive officer is the key to a smooth merger between two of New Jersey's leading hospital systems, NJ Biz reported. Article

And Finally… State of emergency. Article