Federal gov't to pay for Indiana CHIP; Pa. Supreme Court rejects appeal in suit against Highmark;

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> The federal government will cover 99.62 percent of the cost of Indiana's Children's Health Insurance Program for the next two fiscal years, the Indianapolis Star reports. Article

> Small-business owners plan to lobby Congress this week to change an Affordable Care Act provision that would result in steep penalties on employers that offer their employees Health Reimbursement Arrangements, The Hill reports. Article

> The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from two former Highmark advisers who had accused the nonprofit health insurer of violating the law by generating more than $1.2 billion in profits from 2005 to 2009, PennLive.com reports. Article

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> Hospitals should prioritize housing for homeless patients to prevent inappropriate emergency care and unnecessary readmissions, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Article

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> The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

And finally … Call him bad-luck Brock. Article