Fewer Americans lack health insurance; AARP calls for Medicare Part D improvements;

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> Roughly 16 percent of Americans lack health insurance this year, down from 17.1 percent in the last three months of 2013, according to the newest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Poll

> AARP said the Obama administration must enhance the appeals process in Medicare Part D before it changes the protected-class status for some drugs, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> Retired Detroit public workers are pleading with the federal judge who oversees the city's municipal bankruptcy to protect their health benefits, according to LifeHealthPro. Detroit wants to cut the retiree healthcare benefits to reduce $18 billion in liabilities. Article

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> Provider participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program has increased significantly, but clinical quality measures suffer from reliability issues and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services lacks measures to track the progress of the program's outcomes goals, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Article

> Rhode Island Hospital in Providence appears poised to become the first hospital in the nation to test Google Glass for real-time emergency room care. Article

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