Almost 60,000 people with HIV/AIDS live in Medicaid opt-out states; Kansas spent $2.3B on privatized Medicaid;

News From Around the Web:

> Nearly 60,000 people with HIV/AIDS live in states that are not expanding their Medicaid programs, which means they will likely remain uninsured, reported Kaiser Health News. Article

> Kansas spent more than $2.3 billion during the first year of its privatized Medicaid program using three insurers--UnitedHealth, Amerigroup and a Centene subsidiary--to administer coverage, the Wichita Eagle reported. Article

> If Republican lawmakers can pass a bill that would delay the individual mandate, the White House said President Obama would veto it, reported the Washington Times. Article

Health Provider News:

> Hospitalizations involving an operating room procedure cost about $185 billion in 2011, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Article

> If hospitals take three certain steps, they can make alarms safer and more effective, according to an opinion piece published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

Health IT News:

> Hospital CIOs consider remote monitoring technology a "nice to have" but not a "must have," according to a survey. Article

> Behavioral medicine should embrace web data to fill in an area where traditional surveillance is incomplete. Article

And Finally... No cursing, unless you want to lose a tooth. Article