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> Hospitalized patients not admitted specifically for heart failure are less likely to receive a live-saving assessment or intervention for heart conditions than those admitted with heart failure as their primary diagnosis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Abstract

> Recent staff cuts at the Cleveland Clinic have been blamed on healthcare reform; The Plain Dealer fact-checks those claims. Article

> Job satisfaction among physicians is largely driven by their ability to deliver high-quality care, and obstacles to providing it serve as a major source of stress, according to a study by the Rand Corporation. Announcement

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> Michigan's recent decision to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act could provide a template for other states with a majority of conservative lawmakers to similarly expand coverage, Crain's Detroit Business reported. Article

> New Hampshire is now leaning the way of Arkansas and other more politically conservative states by potentially expanding Medicaid through the use of private insurance, the Concord Monitor reported. Article

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