Veterans rally to demote bad managers at VA hospitals; MA hospital will cut 103 jobs due to low patient volume;

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> Veterans are set to rally for a new bill that would allow the head of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to demote poor performing managers--a move the agency isn't allowed to do despite claims that dozens of veterans died because of poor care at VA hospitals, CBS5AZ reports. Article

> UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass. will slash services and 103 jobs to close a gaping budget hole due to a dip in patient volume, according to the Boston Herald. Article

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>  Specialist physicians practicing at some of New York City's hospitals receive millions of dollars a year in compensation, including hefty bonuses that some suggest are incentives to bring more patients through the doors, the New York Post reported. Article

> The Green Mountain Care Board plans to test a "global budget" payment model after Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont asked to transition to the plan, and other hospitals may consider the plan as well, according to VT Digger. Article

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> After several deadline delays, enrollment for the federal health insurance exchange officially closed as of Tuesday. Article

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