Calif. wants to help smokers quit for good; Texas, Floirda expand Medicaid to children;

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> In California, Kaiser Permanente is reaching out to 50,000 smokers with the hopes of helping them to quit, reports an ABC news affiliate. Article

> Florida and Texas join the ranks of 21 states, including California, that will expand Medicaid for children between the ages of 6 and 18, reports Kaiser Health News. Article

> Last week, Republican Larry Hogan, a Maryland gubernatorial candidate, asked state and federal officials to more closely examine exactly what plagued the state's flawed healthcare exchange website, reports the Washington Post. Article

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> Chief executive base pay continues to grow faster than other C-suite positions, according to the 2014 Hay Group Healthcare Compensation Study. Article

>  Hospital security policies and personnel can play a huge role in preventing the spread of the Ebola epidemic that is raging on in West Africa. Article

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