Gov. Tom Wolf revamps Pennsylvania's CHIP requirements; Community Care of North Carolina saves big on Medicaid patients;

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> Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently adjusted the state's Children's Health Insurance Program requirements by no longer penalizing high-income families who use the program for having coverage that doesn't meet federal minimum essential benefits limits. Announcement

> Community Care of North Carolina, the state's nonprofit program that helps primary care physicians keep tabs on Medicaid beneficiaries, saves the state $300 per patient annually, according to a recent audit report. Report

> Prior to unveiling his Affordable Care Act-alternative plan, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal discussed his ideas with a group of conservative healthcare advisers, all of whom said the Republican presidential candidate won't be able to fully undo the ACA without the fear of losing crucial voters, reports The Hill. Article

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> Even as the nation's overall healthcare outcomes improve, racial disparities in both treatment and outcomes persist, and healthcare professionals must consider the role their unconscious behavior may play in the situation. Article

> A California hospital has introduced an innovative "time-banking" program that aims to prevent emergency room doctors from burnout and lead more balanced lives. Article

And finally … National Zoo's latest gift: Two panda cubs. Article

 

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