Florida Blue wants to become mutual company; Arizona approved Medicaid expansion;

News From Around the Web:

> Florida Blue wants to restructure itself as a policyholder-owned, not-for-profit mutual insurance company. Becoming a mutual company would provide the Jacksonville-based insurer flexibility and let it transform into a health solutions firm, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported. Article

> The Arizona state legislature approved a bill allowing the state to expand its Medicaid program under the health reform law, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

Health Provider News:

> The United States should consider universal health coverage to help improve patient care and turn to the United Kingdom for inspiration. Article

> Medicare patients have experienced improvements in end-of-life care, with chronically ill beneficiaries in their last six months of life spending fewer days in the hospital and receiving more hospice services in 2010 than in 2007. Article

Health IT News:

> Several medical groups are concerned about proposed rules that potentially would allow protected mental health information to be reported to a federal gun background-check database. Article

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published new guidance calling for developers and healthcare facilities to enhance security efforts while creating and using medical devices. Article

And Finally… Too much salt? Could be that quart of soy sauce you just drank. Article

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