By Hyeongsu Park and Kathy Wang
- The Obama administration is encouraging skeptical state officials to expand Medicaid by subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for low-income people.
- A New York Times article features Kaiser Permanente, an organization which combines a nonprofit insurance plan with its own hospitals and clinics, as the kind of holistic health system that Obamacare encourages.
- Food safety advocates, environmentalists, and health professionals are engaging in a last-minute campaign to highlight a controversial legislative amendment that they say would weaken the ability of both the judiciary and the federal government to regulate genetically modified agricultural products.
- Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday signed into law historic and controversial legislation that creates a new market place for health insurance called “MNSURE.”
- The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association on Thursday requested an injunction to stop the state’s strict new gun control law enacted in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its plans for regulating some healthcare apps for smartphones and tablets are aimed to foster technological innovation while protecting public safety and will not impose undue burdens on developers or stifle the growing mobile health industry.
- The number of walk-in clinics is increasing across the United States and private equity is helping fund the expansion.