White House won't raise Medicare eligibility age; Hospital helps patients get $5M worth of free meds;

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> More small rural hospitals in Georgia may shutter because of growing uncompensated care costs, reported Georgia Public Broadcasting. Article

> The White House yesterday backed away from a proposal to raise the Medicare eligibility age to 67, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has helped nearly 1,500 patients obtain 5,708 medications, which have a retail value of roughly $5.7 million, The Bangor Daily News reported. Article

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> The health reform law will deliver fewer new insurance consumers, according to the latest projection from the Congressional Budget Office. Article

> For post-reform success, nonprofit Florida Blue has embraced retail stores, new care models and insurance exchange participation. Article

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