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Georgia Health News: State Rejects Challenge To WellStar Facility A suburban turf war between two hospital systems took another regulatory turn Tuesday, with WellStar Health System announcing that a state agency had approved its ambulatory surgery center project. ... [It] had been opposed by Northside Hospital. The two nonprofit health systems are vying for the large population of privately insured, affluent residents in the suburbs north of Atlanta. Large hospital systems also compete to have the best physician networks to maintain high patient satisfaction (Miller, 10/25).

The Connecticut Mirror: Healthy CT Seeks Federal Approval To Offer Insurance HealthyCT, the organization established by the Connecticut State Medical Society and its association of independent physician practices, has applied for federal approval to establish a licensed nonprofit health insurance company known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP. The federal health reform law allows and provides funding for CO-OPs--nonprofit, member-run health insurers--to offer coverage through the exchanges, state-level marketplaces for individuals and small businesses to buy coverage (Levin Becker, 10/25).

HealthyCal: The Uninsured Line Up At An L.A. Arena Turned HospitalThe Los Angeles Sports Arena was transformed last Thursday through Sunday into a giant field hospital for some of the city's estimated 2 million uninsured and many more who are underinsured. More than 4,000 people registered for the event, sponsored by the non-profit CareNow USA. ?? The sports arena mega-clinic was the fourth such CareNow event in L.A. in the last two years. Since 2009, the organization has provided more than $7 million in health care to more than 15,000 people, according to its website (Urevich, 10/26).

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