ProMedica opens grocery store in food desert; Behavioral health ER use up in Massachusetts;

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> The ProMedica health system in Toledo, Ohio, has opened a full-service grocery store to improve nutrition in the city's "UpTown" neighborhood, which is designated a food desert. Announcement

> Several Garden State hospitals have sued Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, claiming wrongful exclusion from a new line of discounted health plans, according to Article

> While emergency room use fell across the board in Massachusetts last year, visits for behavioral health conditions increased substantially, according to the Newburyport News. Article

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> There was once little difference between what hospitals received to care for Medicare patients and those with private sector insurance. But times change--and so have those rates, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Article

> Something needs to be done to curb the increasing prices of prescription drugs, according to officials from hospitals and other facets of the healthcare sector who testified this week at a U.S. Senate hearing. Article

And Finally… Take a bow. Article



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