Fla. Gov. race tight over Medicaid expansion; Employee health coverage to see higher deductibles;

News From Around the Web

> In a tight race for governor in the state of Florida, Charlie Crist (D) is driving the Medicaid expansion argument, while Rick Scott (R ) has taken more of a back seat on the topic, reports the Miami Herald. Article

> Nearly 3,000 residents in St. Lawrence county in New York acquired coverage through the state's exchange this past open enrollment period, reports North Country Now. Article

> Although those with employee health insurance may notice a rise in premiums this year, the increae won't be as much as in the past, reports The Seattle Times. However, deductibles will likely be higher. Article

Provider News

> The retail clinic business has grown rapidly over the past several years, driven by a combination of factors such as the physician shortage, lower prices and better cost transparency. But the model is the wrong approach to healthcare,argues a piece in The Atlantic. Article

> Hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation because that's how hospitals get paid, Marty Fattig, chief executive officer of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska writes in H&HN Daily. But many senior executives have limited knowledge of their organization's preparedness. Article

And finally … Just clowning around. Article