No constitutional right to public health, medical care in US; Salary growth for radiologic technologists slows;

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> The United States is one of 86 countries whose constitutions do not guarantee their citizens a specific right to public health and medical care, concludes a new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Statement

> A federal judge has dismissed a class action complaint that Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health engaged in monopolistic activities, according to Lexology. Article

> Three years after vowing to "repeal and replace" President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, House Republicans still have no alternative for the system, the Associated Press reported. Article

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> Radiologic technologists' salaries have increased by 1.7 percent over the last three years, and now average $62,763, according to the 2013 American Society of Radiologic Technologists Wage and Salary Survey. Article

> A Kansas hospital is asking 244 patients who have had colonoscopies in its facilities since early January to undergo blood testing after determining that endoscopes used during the procedures were not cleaned and disinfected according to the manufacturer's specifications. Article

And Finally…  Four score and seven butter pats ago. Article