Senate candidate calls for Medicare for all ages; UnitedHealth to aid victims of typhoon Haiyan;

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> Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland of South Dakota has proposed that citizens of any age be allowed to buy into Medicare as an alternative to private health plans, the Associated Press reported. Article

> In southeast Michigan, deductibles in most of the 14 low-premium bronze plans listed on the marketplace top $5,000 for a single person and $10,000-$12,000 for a family, according to the Detroit Free Press. Article

> UnitedHealth Group's United Health Foundation is partnering with Project HOPE to help Filipinos affected by typhoon Haiyan receive urgent medical care and critical medical supplies, the insurer announced. Announcement

Medical Imaging News

> While a substantial percentage of CT scans are performed unnecessarily, researchers have determined that the characteristics associated with those patients who undergo a large numbers of scans, as well as the physicians who order them, are consistent with appropriate medical decision-making. Article

> New data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index indicates that radiology administrators continued to have a pessimistic outlook regarding the purchase of new equipment entering the fourth quarter of 2013. Article

And Finally... A much quicker way to go up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Article