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Gov. Pence gets federal OK for Medicaid alternative

Source: The Indianapolis Star

Indiana has been given the green light to expand its Healthy Indiana Plan, which would offer insurance to an additional 350,000 Indiana residents, who currently lack insurance.

The state will begin taking applications today for its so-called HIP 2.0 plan, for which coverage begins Feb. 1, Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday morning at a packed speech at St. Vincent Health.

His announcement culminates more than two years of back and forth between state government and federal health officials over whether to grant the state a waiver for the plan debuted in 2006.

Read more: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/27/gov-pence-gets-federal-ok-medicaid-alternative/22396503/

Good luck on winning the Republican nomination...

Hospitals make 'unprecedented' strides in patient safety

Source: CNBC

There was a marked increase in patient safety in the later part of the study, "with almost 35,000 of deaths averted" 800,000 fewer incidents overall in 2013, which the report called "a remarkable achievement."

The steep decrease in so-called "hospital-acquired conditions"—such as infections, adverse drug effects and bedsores—was partly due to Obamacare provisions, officials suggested. They also pointed to public partnership with hospitals that targeted those conditions and aimed to reduce the volume of patients readmitted after treatment.

Overall, there were 1.3 million fewer cases of harm to patients from such conditions from 2010 through 2013—a 17 percent drop, according to a report on patient quality and safety.

An "unprecedented decline" in the harm suffered by patients during hospital treatment has lead to about 50,000 fewer fatalities and about $12 billion in savings since 2010, the government announced Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102229210

Eat it Republicans...

Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

Source: Star Tribune

Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave shot video of the altercation during a solidarity rally Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct building at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue S.

A vehicle plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.

A solidarity rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct headquarters at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue S.

A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down a woman around the start of the rally at 4:30 p.m.

In video from KSTP’s Chopper 5, the involved vehicle goes around another stopped car and into the crowd as other vehicles go around the crowd. People appear to get on the hood of the car as it pushes its way through the crowd and it hits and appears to run over the legs of a demonstrator.

In video captured by Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave, what appears to be a dark-colored Subaru Outback is seen driving with a few people clinging to its hood as it pushes and then apparently runs over a victim’s leg. Protesters rush the vehicle with some people hitting its windows and windshield before it takes off.

Read more: http://m.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/283891941.html

Anyone wanna guess the driver's political leanings?
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