Penalty tax on uninsured could total $7B; 13 hospitals among best companies for working moms;

> Chicago's Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System, have signed a letter of intent to merge, Crain's Chicago Business reported. In June, both parties entered the due diligence phase of the potential partnership. Article

> The government could reap $7 billion from the approximately 6 million Americans who will pay a penalty tax because they are uninsured in 2016, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Report (.pdf)

 > Among Working Mother magazine's list of 100 best companies for working moms, 13 are hospitals and health systems. Bon Secours Richmond Health System in Richmond, Va., Scripps Health in San Diego and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison are among those that earned a spot. List

> Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, Florida and Vermont have safe-harbor protections for malpractice claims, but there's still no blanket protection for physicians that follow evidence-based care or clinical best practice guidelines, The Legal Examiner reported. Article

And Finally… Robber doesn't think of exit plan. Article