Iowa governor wants multi-state exchange; Lawmakers call for federal investigation into Oregon exchange;

News From Around the Web:

> Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) wants to create a multi-state health insurance exchange in partnership with South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, Quad City Times reported. Article

> Federal lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to investigate how Oregon's health insurance exchange spent $304 million to build the marketplace and still launched without a live website, reported the Statesman Journal. Article

Health Provider News:

> More hospitals and healthcare providers are treating food insecurity--insufficient resources to get enough food--as a health issue. Article

> A new collaborative in New Jersey aims to close the loop for high-risk patients in the state by integrating physical, behavioral, and addiction treatments and services. Article

Health IT News:

> Technology is essential for post-acute care facilities dealing with changing Medicare reimbursement rates, more Medicaid patients and other newly-covered patients from insurance exchanges. Article

> The telehealth market is increasingly focusing on products geared for the home, including remote patient monitoring and other major devices. Article

And Finally... You really shouldn't touch the bears. Article