Donors may get tax credits for giving to rural Georgia hospitals | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
Starting in 2017, Georgians may get tax credits for donating money to Effingham (Ga.) Hospital and other rural hospitals in the state.
Connecticut task force begins review of hospital mergers | New Haven (Conn.) Register
Healthcare advocates on a task force looking at the state's review of hospital mergers questioned whether competition, market share and the costs to the consumer were bring properly addressed.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott appeals loss over Broward Health chairman | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun-Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott filed an appeal Tuesday over his thwarted attempt to suspend Broward Health board chairman David Di Pietro, extending a fight over the leadership of a public hospital system that serves most of the county.
Patients can keep primary-care doctors on retainer under bill OK'd by governor | Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star
A Nebraska bill allowing patients unlimited consultations and an annual physical exam for a monthly retainer, and with no insurance required, was signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts last week.
Single-payer advocates in Vermont duel over funding for expansion studies | VTDigger.org
There's a showdown in the Vermont Statehouse between two universal healthcare advocates who are seeking funding to move closer to single-payer healthcare in the state.
New Vermont technology: The doctor will track you now | Burlington (Vt.) Free Press
Doctors in Vermont can better track their patients' movement within the healthcare system under a data pilot program funded by a federal grant. The web application, called PatientPing, will “ping” doctors with information about when a patient is admitted, discharged or transferred from a hospital.