South's opposition to ACA may be crumbling; Compensation up for healthcare execs;

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> Some hospitals in Kansas say they continue to have issues with receiving timely payments from managed care organizations that run the state's Medicaid program, the Salina Journal reports. Article

> The fact that both Alabama and Louisiana are considering Medicaid expansion could mark the beginning of the end of the South's resistance to the Affordable Care Act, according to Vox. Article

> Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is threatening to block the nomination of Robert Califf as Food and Drug Administration commissioner until he gets answers from the Department of Health and Human Services about why consumer operated and oriented plans are failing, The Hill reports. Article

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> Two advocacy groups call for an immediate halt to new programs experimenting with the return of the marathon, 30-plus hour work shifts for novice doctors. Article

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> Compensation for healthcare executives increased 8 percent last year, according to a new study from accounting/consulting firm BDO. Article

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