Tennessee proposes alternative to expanding Medicaid; Senator wants NYC hospitals reimbursed for treating Ebola patients;

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> Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R), though emphasizing that he still opposes the Affordable Care Act, has yielded to mounting pressure from hospitals and proposed an alternative plan to expand Medicaid that he said would boost health coverage for poor residents throughout the state, the New York Times reported. Article

> In an effort to curtail the spread of the flu, the Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City, Utah, is allowing only people age 14 and older to visit patients, saying those younger than that are more widely exposed to the virus, The Spectrum reports. Article

> The Department of Health and Human Services should reimburse New York City hospitals that treated Ebola patients using $50 million of the $733 million earmarked for fighting the virus, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said, according to the New York PostArticle

Health Finance News

> Florida officials have decided to expand hospice services in the western portion of the state, prompting a stampede of potential bidders for the services, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Article

> Partners HealthCare, which has come under fire for charging what some critics say are high prices for care, is conversely nickel-and-diming its lowest-paid employees, The Boston Globe reported. Article

And Finally… It came from Hawaii. Video