Molina plans for expansion; Fewer opting for employer health plans;

> High-deductible health plans are becoming the norm, with the number of people with these types of plans at 11.4 million in January 2011, up from 10 million in January 2010, Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour reported. Article

> Molina Healthcare isn't stopping after losing two state contracts in Ohio and Missouri. The managed care plan for government programs said those temporary setbacks won't stop the company from expanding, despite the fact that shares fell 23 percent in recent weeks, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> Fewer employers are offering healthcare coverage, and fewer employees are taking it, according an Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. About 57 percent of workers received health insurance from their employers in 2010, down about 3 percentage points since 1997. Blog post

And Finally... That's why you shouldn't text and walk. Article

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