Calif. launches new TV outreach campaign; 13.4% of Americans uninsured in 2013;

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> California announced plans to dish out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach, and also unveiled a new television-ad campaign, reports the Los Angeles Times. The state previously funded $33.4 million to clinics, schools and unions, to help with outreach efforts. Article

>  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) argued Monday to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that the Office of Personnel Management violated a portion of the Affordable Care Act by allowing certain lawmakers the ability to receive subsidized health coverage. Appeal

> The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that for 2013, the percentage of people with health insurance was 86.6, while 13.4 percent lacked coverage for the entire year. Announcement

Medical Imaging News

> One of the ongoing issues with magnetic resonance imaging is that it's often a problematic exam to conduct on pediatric patients. Article

> The freestanding outpatient imaging market--marked by continuing cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Service Technical components, narrow-provider networks, preauthorization demands and sophisticated IT requirements--remains a market susceptible to consolidation, according to Radiology Business Journal's annual report on the "20 Largest Freestanding Outpatient Imaging-center Chains." Article

And finally…  Garfield was wrong about Mondays. Article