Medicaid, CHIP enrollment tops 10.8M; Florida enrolls residents using alternative exchange;

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> After the federal government announced last week that it had sent the wrong tax forms to some 800,000 consumers, the Treasury Department now states that individuals who already filed their taxes do not need to amend their returns, reported the New York Times. Article

> Enrollment in the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs reached 10.8 million, the Department of Health and Human Services announced this week. This represents an increase of 18.6 percent over the monthly average enrollment for July 2013 through September 2013, the time prior to marketplace enrollment. Announcement

> Florida enrolled 42 residents through an alternative marketplace, Florida Health Choices, reported the Miami Herald. The marketplace operates independently of the federal exchange, and costs $2.4 million to run, despite enrolling less than 50 residents. Article

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> Academic medicine's gender gap is still going strong, with women comprising one in five full-time faculty members, according to research published in the Journal of Women's Health. Article

> Increased insurance coverage rates under the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to overwhelm healthcare services, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. Article

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