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This Princeton health economist thinks Obamacare’s marketplaces are doomed

Uwe Reinhardt, a professor and health economist from Princeton University, calls ACA public health insurance exchanges doomed because premiums continue to climb while the penalty for failing to have insurance is less than the premiums.

From health care capital to innovation hub: Positioning Nashville as a leader in health IT

A Brookings Report finds that despite its abundance of hospital management corporate headquarters, Nashville continues to falter in its effort to become a health IT hub.

JPP’s fireworks debacle could now cost ESPN millions

A Florida judge allows NFL defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN to move forward. The case was filed after ESPN published an article about a fireworks-related hand injury that included images from Pierre-Paul’s private medical records.

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