Two competing providers form joint health plan; Vision care insurer VSP to cover Google Glass;

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> The University of Notre Dame has filed another request for a court injunction to stop covering contraception for its employees while U.S. Supreme Court litigation continues, according to The Wall Street Journal. Blog Post

> Three dozen California counties or county groups received $23 million to help boost Medi-Cal enrollment, Mercury News reported. The grantees must focus outreach efforts on those with limited English proficiency, young men of color, the homeless and people with mental illness or substance-abuse problems. Article

> The Nebraska Medical Center and Methodist Health System, two competing healthcare providers based in Omaha, Neb., teamed up to create a new health plan network, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Methodist and Med Center employees, their spouses and children can use both organizations' doctors, hospitals and clinics at in-network prices. Article

Health IT News

> The nation's largest optical health insurance provider, VSP, will offer frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, reports the New York Times. Article

> Several factors have contributed to the demise of patient privacy in recent years, according to software analyst and healthcare blogger Shahid Shah (a.k.a., The Health IT Guy). Article

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