Calif. to offer eligible autistic children behavioral therapy; HHS to dish out $295M to create new staff in health centers;

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> Starting today, California is one of the first states to offer behavioral therapy under Medi-Cal for children who fall under the autism spectrum, reports Kaiser Health News. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday it plans to dish out $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding, which will go toward hiring an estimated 4,750 new staff members in health centers and primary care centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Announcement

> According to Sen. Tom Harkins (D-Iowa), Hillary Clinton's "fingerprints are all over" the Affordable Care Act, reports The Hill. Article 

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> The Affordable Care Act will change the responsibilities and the expectations of financial management executives in the coming years and decades, Hospitals & Health Networks reported. Article

> The American Hospital Association offered its support for federal legislation intended to streamline how the two federal agencies involved in reviewing mergers go about the process. Article

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