NYC Mayor to give $300M to repair hospitals post-Sandy; Obama-touted Intermountain Healthcare doesn't support full Medicaid expansion;

> New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday announced an emergency plan that will give the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation $300 million to repair five hospitals damaged by Hurricane Sandy, according to Brooklyn News Corp. Several New York and nearby East Coast hospitals, including NYU Langone Medical Center, suffered from backup power failures. Article

> With President Obama's win allowing the Affordable Care Act to proceed, experts predict the reform law will require 52,000 more primary care physicians in 2025 to meet U.S. healthcare needs, according to a new study in the Annals of Family Medicine. Study abstract

> A proposal to give a new, separate board oversight of Nevada's University Medical Center would make almost everything outside the hospital's annual financial report private, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Supporters maintain the change will make the hospital more competitive. Article

> Intermountain Healthcare, which was touted by President Obama as a model for low-cost, high-quality care, hasn't thrown its support behind Medicaid expansion, Kaiser Health News reported. The Utah-based system worries that expanding Medicaid could adversely affect the commercial insurance market. Article

And Finally… That's one small step for man; one giant leap for … hamburgers. Article