Obama commits $1.9B for coordinated care in Oregon; Hospitals see cosmetic surgery uptick;

> The Obama administration is committing $1.9 billion over five years to develop coordinated care in Oregon, according to the Associated Press. If all 50 states implement Oregon's program, the governor estimates $1.5 trillion in savings over the next decade for the federal government. Article

> Major hospital operator Lifespan has signed a letter of intent to Gateway Healthcare, both in Rhode Island, reported the Providence Journal. Article

> The California Health Association and SEIU-United Healthcare Workers--West this week agreed to collaborate on workforce and policy issues, the former said. Announcement

> Hospitals are seeing an uptick in cosmetic surgery, including more facelifts and eyelid surgeries, according to HealthLeaders Media. Article

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