Nurses will strike unless Steward negotiates staffing; Some states won't enforce reform law, so feds must;

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> After a 200 to 13 vote, nurses at Quincy (Mass.) Medical Center have approved a one-day strike if Steward Health Care refuses to negotiate staffing levels, the Patriot Ledger reported. Article

> CVS Caremark demands its employees disclose personal health information, including their weight, or pay a $600 annual fine, the Boston Herald reported. Article

> Hurley Medical Center agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle federal lawsuits from nurses claiming the Michigan hospital honored a father's demand for white-only care for his newborn, according to the Associated Press. Article

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> With multiple health reform deadlines looming, some states are declaring they won't enforce the law, deferring instead to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to guarantee insurers in their state comply with the provisions. Article

> Although health insurance exchanges represent a considerable new source of revenue, they also pose significant new billing and collecting challenges for insurers. Article

And Finally… Pass on that second or third cup of tea today. Article