Uninsured rate in Minnesota plummets under the ACA; Lack of alignment between reimbursement and care quality holds telemedicine back;

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> Despite problems with Minnesota's exchange website, the implementation of Affordable Cart Act coverage provisions sent the rate of uninsured people falling to less than 5 percent. Study (.pdf)

> Sen. David Vitter (R), who is running for governor of Louisiana in 2015, said he's open to the possibility of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, reported the Associated Press. Article

> The UK healthcare watchdog NICE said it may reject Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, asking for more evidence the medication works for some patient groups, Bloomberg News reported. Article

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> James Marcin, director of the pediatric telemedicine program at UC Davis Children's Hospital talked with Healthcare Informatics about his experiences with telemedicine and the impact of mobile technology in the field. Marcin said using telemedicine and mobile tech has its costs--technology is far ahead of rules and regulations when it comes to care reimbursement. Article

> Hospital IT executives increasingly turn to the cloud to lower maintenance costs while trying to meet their growing technology needs, according to a new survey published today by HIMSS Analytics. Article

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