White House mulls March 31 deadline extension; Insurers spread ACA concerns;

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> The Obama administration will allow people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline if they tried HealthCare.gov earlier but couldn't enroll due to system problems, Reuters reported. Article

> Insurers use front groups and spin doctors to spread concerns about the Affordable Care Act, a former Cigna executive wrote in a commentary for The Center for Public Integrity. Commentary

> Nevada's state-based exchange will give anyone who unsuccessfully tried to apply for coverage before March 31 an extra 60 days to enroll, LifeHealthPro reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> An aging population, a desire for healthcare cost control and technology improvement all are driving the imaging systems market--and in particular, the global X-ray market--which experts predict will rise from $3.6 billion to $4.23 billion by 2018. Article

> Colon cancer rates dropped 30 percent in the United States in the last 10 years, with the largest decrease seen in people over the age of 65, according to a report in the March/April issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Article

And Finally… Want to be more honest? Put your hand over your heart. Article

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