Employer-based coverage grew by 8.2M; Medicaid expansion bill vetoed in Maine;

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> Much of the 9.3 million-person increase in insurance from September 2013 to mid-March 2014 came from employer-sponsored coverage, according to a new survey from Rand Corporation. In fact, employer-based coverage grew by 8.2 million. Announcement

> Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross is teaming up with DaVita HealthCare Partners to form a new company called Tandigm Health, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The new venture, which intends to give doctors more money in exchange for keeping patients out of the hospital, hopes to recruit 300 new doctors by the end of 2015. Article

> Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a Medicaid expansion bill on Wednesday, reports the Associated Press. The bill would have extended coverage to roughly 70,000 Americans, but according to LePage, it would have had a "disastrous impact on Maine's budget." Article

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> Digital health funding in the first quarter of 2014 broke yet another record, with nearly $700 million pouring into the space, according to San Francisco-based digital health startup seed fund Rock Health. Article

> Social and behavioral health information should be included in electronic health records to give care providers the most complete patient data about the patient, the Institute of Medicine says in a new report. Article

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