Patients, visitors can get free hospital parking; GOP tells Obama to delay healthcare reform law indefinitely;

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> In Columbus, Ohio, some hospitals don't charge parking fees to patients and visitors, including Mount Carmel St. Ann's, Mount Carmel New Albany and Mount Carmel East hospitals, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Similarly, Grant Medical Center, offers patients and visitors vouchers for free parking. Article

> Maryland hospitals are spending more on community benefit programs and services, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Hospitals provided $1.4 billion-worth of community benefit in fiscal year 2012, up from $1.2 billion a year earlier. Article

> Under a new Florida law, lawyers for a doctor accused of malpractice can interview other doctors who treated the same patient, without the patient's presence, consent or knowledge, the Sun Sentinel reported. Article

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> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has penalized WellPoint $1.7 million for potentially violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. Article

> Now that the Obama administration has postponed the reform law's employer mandate for a year, Republican lawmakers are emboldened to use the delay as political gain, hoping to postpone the entire healthcare overhaul. Article

And Finally… Holy water bill, Batman. Article

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